New drone system aims to plant 1 billion trees per year

New drone system aims to plant 1 billion trees per year

An Australian engineer is hoping to use drones to fight the battle against deforestation.

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June 28, 2017
ABC News
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One Australian engineer is enlisting technology to fight the battle against deforestation. Dr. Susan Graham has helped develop a pair of drones that can help mitigate some of the damage by planting trees at a rate that far outpaces what is possible to do by hand.

Dr. Susan Graham has helped build a drone system that can scan the land, identify ideal places to grow trees, and then fire germinated seeds into the soil.

Drones can plant in areas previously impossible to reach, like steep hills.

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Drone photo courtesy James Robbins. For more drone coverage, see this article in our June issue.