desertification and deforestation are the most worrisome changes to which our planet is going to meet.
To counteract these dangerous phenomena, there are those who work on the design of projects that help to refine as much as possible the quantity of trees and the variety of vegetation so as to give breath to a land put to the test.
The British company BioCarbon Engineering has created a system that mainly exploits the potential of drones and their idea is giving encouraging results.
Thanks to the use of drones, which allow you to easily fly over the territory, the team of researchers of Bio Carbon Engineering can put in place a program that makes it almost impossible to fail in the mission of planting new trees.
1) Mapping. The drones are left flying over a given area to collect as much information as possible on it: topology, slopes, geological order, obstructions, vegetation indexes, type of territory and degree of humidity.
2) Sowing. Thanks to the data collected in the initial phase of the work, the sowing scheme is optimized to the maximum: the team already knows which seeds to prefer, which track to follow and which areas to avoid. The sowing phase includes planting up to six different types of seeds at the rate of one "hit" every six seconds. The pods in which the seeds are contained are completely biodegradable and made in such a way that their dissolution is coordinated with germination times.
3) Monitoring. Once the seeds are planted, the phase begins in which, thanks to the drones, but also through physical inspections, the affected area is kept under control. All the collected data are analyzed and entered into databases, and then fed to specific algorithms and used before proceeding with the next sowing round.
The system created by this company guarantees a very high yield of vegetation thickening operations and represents without a doubt one of the most useful ways to counter the damage that we ourselves are inflicting on the planet.
For example, in one of their operations, the company managed to plant as many as five thousand trees in a day, but the capabilities of their drones are able to easily double this number