Drones plant thousands of times more seeds and only needs one worker to pilot multiple drones
Drones to plant a billion trees?
According tot Lauren Fletcher, former engineer at NASA and CEO of BioCarbon Engineering, this is possible.
Flatcher has developed drones that will carry pre-germinated seeds, dropping them in pods from 3 meters above the ground. With drones, he claims to be able to replant 36,000 trees a day.
That’s about one billion trees per year at 15% of the costs of hand plantation. Read More
Deforestation with total loss of the Amazon – 2012
The Amazon is at great risk due to climate change and human-driven industrial development, including dams, mining, agribusiness and fossil fuel extraction.
The results of a 30-year study show that it is actually losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere. Read More