Drones can be used for many things, such as entertainment, espionage but also for killing people. However, why not use them to do the most good? One of the biggest global issues is forest depletion. Moreover, there are not enough people, who could help renew the forests. This is where drones can help because they can easily access hard to reach areas and plant new trees in these areas.

The idea of using drones for this purpose was addressed by Lauren Fletcher of BioCarbon Engineering. According to him, drones can become very useful in renewing forests worldwide. Drones can plant trees at an incomparably faster rate than people.

BioCarbon Engineering strives to find solutions for massive deforestation, which is taking place all over the planet. Drones appear to be the most optimal of all possibilities.

Reforestation by drones

The company’s General Manager, Lauren Fletcher, is a former NASA engineer. His suggestion is to employ a minimum number of people, two at most, who can operate as many drone units that would not be intended to destroy or kill but to plant new trees, thereby improve the environment. In his opinion, drones can easily plant more than one billion new trees.

BioCarbon claims that:

We are going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation. Destruction of global forests from lumber, mining, agriculture, and urban expansion destroys 26 billion trees each year. We believe that this industrial scale deforestation is best combated using the latest automation technologies.

Learn more about the company and their efforts here.