DroneSeed leverages drone technology to further reforestation efforts

DroneSeed developed a drone-based technology to reforest lands after wildfires efficiently.

The drones pack everything new trees need to thrive: seeds, nutrients, and natural pest deterrent. Also, the company uses laser mapping technology to determine where the seeds have the highest chance of survival to optimize the process.

DroneSeed can reforest up to 50 acres per day with five drones and four employees. In contrast, traditional reforestation methods that plant nursery-grown trees by hand can only cover 2 acres per day and cost up to 50% more.

Why does it matter? The severity and frequency of recent wildfires threaten Nature’s capacity to reforest. Without intervention, most of these forests could disappear in the following decades, with dramatic repercussions on biodiversity, air quality and global warming.

What can we do?

  • The easiest way to prevent fire from spreading is never to leave a campfire or fire pit unattended. Also, we should make sure to extinguish it completely before leaving.
  • Under certain conditions, even a small campfire can turn into a significant fire. Therefore, it’s preferable to alert the authorities immediately whenever we spot an unattended fire — even a small one.

DroneSeed has aggregated decades' worth of experience to develop tools that give us a fighting chance against climate change’s effects on our forests.

Related Posts

Aether creates the world’s first carbon-negative diamonds

After years of research, Aether Diamonds cracked the technology allowing them to create the world’s first carbon-negative diamonds.

  • October 18, 2021
  • 1 min read

Goats return to Dublin to fight fires

In Dublin, city planners hired goats to control weeds on the Howth’s Head peninsula. This creative initiative, which started last year after a fire occurred in the area, goes beyond protecting Ireland’s capital city.

  • September 27, 2021
  • 2 min read

ELU, an Egyptian robot that creates water from thin air

Mahmoud Elkoumy, a mechatronics engineer from Egypt, built ELU, a robot that converts humidity from the air into drinkable water.

  • September 13, 2021
  • 2 min read
comments powered by Disqus