Drones can fix our forest problem by planting 100,000 trees a day
…smart drones could fix humanity’s major deforestation problem by planting trees cheaper and more efficiently than humans. These tree-planting drone armies could plant as many as 100,000 trees every day, even in remote locations that aren’t easily accessible. …hand planting is slow and expensive. BioCarbon Engineering … has devised technology that would allow drone to map out an area to plan an efficient planting pattern. Think of it as …a flying drone looking at the earth beneath it to determine an efficient tree-planting pattern. Then, a second drone is loaded with germinated seedpods which can be dropped at a rate of 1 per second, for a maximum of 100,000 units a day. 60 drones could plant 1 billion trees every year. A drone has a maximum capacity of 300 seedpods and covers a hectare in about 19 minutes.