Drones for Mulch, Fertilizer and Soil and Compost.

Lawn and Garden Industry using Drones

[Editor’s Note: The Lawn and Garden industry is using drones to measure and track resources like mulch, fertilizer, chemicals, compost and soil. Using drones allows companies to save time and money, while increasing safety.] This post originally appeared here. The Lawn & Garden industry is turning to aerial drones or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to help measure […]

Planting trees via drones

This post originally appeared on http://pamplinmedia.com/sl/311316-186588-planting-trees-via-drones. [Editor’s Note: DroneSeed’s CEO, Grant Canary, noted that reforesting after harvests is a $452 million business annually in the Pacific Northwest alone.] Grant Canary says planting forests is 100 years behind the times. His Beaverton-based company, DroneSeed, is flying to the rescue. Using a small air force of teched-out drones, […]

Timber stack Forestry Drone Inspection

Drones Measuring Forestry Stockpiles

This post originally appeared on http://www.kespry.com/forestry-drones. [Editor’s Note: Drones are being used to measure forestry stockpiles, from logs and lumber to woodchips and sawdust.] Drones for Forestry Industry Drones are being used by forestry companies to survey and measure timber stockpile materials, everything from logs and sawn lumber, to woodchips and sawdust, as well as biomass […]

The drone taking on one of the hardest jobs on the planet

[Editor’s Note: DroneSeed predicts that their drone can plant 800 seeds per hour.] If you look to the forests in the Pacific Northwest, you might see something that looks like a Frisbee flying through the air. But this Frisbee is blasting fertilizer and seeds into the ground at 350 feet per second, faster than paintballs […]

Reuters Panama using drones to fight deforestation

Panama’s indigenous tribes launch drones to fight deforestation

[Editor’s Note: 20,000 hectares are lost each year to deforestation in Panama.] BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indigenous people in Panama are using drones as a new weapon to monitor deforestation on their lands as thousands of hectares disappear every year in one of the world’s most biodiverse rainforests, the United Nations said. More than half […]

BioCarbon Tree Planting Drone

This Startup Wants To Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using Drones

[Editor’s Note: BioCarbon was founded by a former NASA engineer, Lauren Fletcher.] Deforestation downs 10 billion trees around the globe annually. Replanting trees by hand is slow, expensive, and barely puts a dent in reversing the damage. But one startup wants to use drones that can reforest our increasingly tree-strapped Earth, on a big enough scale […]