How Drones are Helping to Plant Trees - A Cleaner Future

Posted by Glenn Leones on

Humans are cutting down 15 billion trees a year and replanting only 9 billion, creating an annual net loss of 6 billion trees.
Planting trees by hand is time-consuming and expensive, making it difficult to keep up with bulldozers clear-cutting over 40 football fields of trees every minute.
We’ve had impressive efforts, such as India planting 66 million trees in a day, but that was a large-scale event, which required organizing millions of volunteers. It would be difficult to recreate something like that on a regular basis.
Luckily, a former NASA engineer has developed drones that can plant 100,000 trees per day each. Multiply that by 165 drones, and we could easily fill the 6-billion-tree gap we face each year.

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