SchwartzReport: Drones to Plant One Billion Trees

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Stephan A. Schwartz
Stephan A. Schwartz

Used to perpetuate mono-culture this technology could produce disaster. But used as described it could do great good in restoring the Amazon rain forest, for instance. It would make the task doable.

Ex-NASA Engineer to Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using Drones

The company’s CEO, who might be called ‘Johnny Apple Drone’, thinks it should be possible to plant up to 36,000 trees a day, and at around 15% of the cost of traditional methods. And they aren’t just looking to create plantations of trees, but full ecosystems.

“Together with tree seeds, we hope to seed in other species including micro-organisms and fungi to improve the soil quality and ensure long-term sustainability of our efforts.”

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