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Drones that reforest after fires

BioCarbon says its two drones can plant 100,000 trees in a single day. It has started in Myanmar (previously called Burma) following successful trials in England and Australia, The drones work in three stages. Firstly the drones will map an area, analysing surface topology and composition, soil type and moisture, as well as possible physical obstructions. These analyses help decide which seeds should be planted. Secondly, the drones fly low, around 3-6 feet above the ground, planting new seeds every six seconds. The drones aren't however just letting the seeds drift in the breeze. Each drone uses a pressurised can to shoot a biodegradable seed pod into the ground. Thirdly, after the mapping and planting, the drones monitor the area regularly. That data gets fed into the company's machine learning algorithms, strengthening the mapping part of the plan. The process is ideal for reforesting after fires and planting trees in difficult to reach areas.
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bill-van-eron @ 2018.02.03 7:12 AM
I like this use of drone technology a lot more than filling our skies with drones delivering retail purchases. Ironically over the last few weeks I had a few discussions with this amazing man who has worked with a few villagers to physically plant 100,000 trees in Western Uganda. His courage and determination is inspiring. I'd love to see a corporation or foundation sponsor him accessing the drones portrayed here. You may also share how that is funded in case there is a better idea. But I value technology addressing the greater good as part of their brand, kind of like Patagonia has done for as long as we can remember. Thoughts? Please keep Joseph in the loop as he welcomes all ideas. Atwongyeire Joseph shared a link to the group: Ten Billion Trees. January 16 at 5:20am ? Hello Fellow eco-warriors.join me to reforest part of western Uganda with one million trees. Donate or share ...

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By emma

3 February 2018

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