Drone technology could be used to combat global warming and plant trees

airseed drone
(Image credit: CAL International / AirSeed Technologies)

British - based engineering firm CAL International has teamed up with AirSeed Technologies, a green tech start-up with the aim of planting 100 million trees by 2024. Using advanced drone technology, it’s hoped that this groundbreaking project will be able to scatter 40,000 seed pods a day using an AirSeed drone. 

In the last 30 years, more than 300 million trees have been destroyed due to deforestation, natural disasters and human activity. Trees are some of the biggest plants on the planet and are vital for storing carbon, releasing oxygen and providing food and shelter for wildlife so ensuring their future is extremely important. Cliff Kirby of CAL International was approached by AirSeed co-founder Andrew Walker in hopes of coming up with a plan to tackle the issue. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.