Ex-NASA Engineer to Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using Drones (Providing a Serious Boost to the Planet’s Forests)

Posted by on October 13, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 9 Comments
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By Christopher Hooton | Independent

A drone start-up is going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation.

BioCarbon Engineering wants to use drones for good, using the technology to seed up to one billion trees a year, all without having to set foot on the ground.


26 billion trees are currently being burned down every year while only 15 billion are replanted. If successful, the initiative could help address this shortfall in a big way.

Drones should streamline reforestation considerably, with hand-planting being slow and expensive.

“The only way we’re going to take on these age-old problems is with techniques that weren’t available to us before,” CEO and former Nasa-engineer Lauren Fletcher said. “By using this approach we can meet the scale of the problem out there.”

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The drones will fire pods containing pre-germinated seeds at the ground

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  1. Ray Kazem Ray Kazem says:

    Trees that are sterile and will contaminate non GMO organisms.

  2. Seriously? Put people to work not machines .

  3. Drones?? Come on…trees are natural…part of creation…it’s man destroying trees…it’s man who designed drones…does man think they can now do creators work???

  4. Let this kind of a joke be circulated.. will drones be able to stop human population growth?

  5. Not sharing until I know for sure that he is not planting genetically modified tree seeds – this is the plan in the US to reforest so if that is what he is doing, I am certainly not on board with that…..

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