They want to plant one billion trees by 2028. Planting trees is currently the fastest and cheapest way today to sequester carbon. The average tree absorbs 40 lbs of C02 per year. With billions of trees planted each year we can effectively reverse our impact.
The world loses 13 billion trees every year and only half that amount is planted.
Biocarbon Engineering is now called Dendra. They also plant trees with drones. Dendra claims to be the leading technology-enabled service provider addressing restoration of natural ecosystems globally. There are 2 billion hectares of degraded land across the globe created from years of imbalance between the rate of ecosystem destruction, and ecosystem restoration. Dendra has developed an automation and intelligence solution to address this challenge. Their vision for the future is that automated tools and intelligence systems will enable large scale restoration of our natural ecosystems to protect our climate and the sustainability of our natural world. Dendra Systems is CAA and CASA approved for operations in the UK and Australia, with approvals for spreading, and night operations. Dendra Systems holds a ReOC issued by CASA in Australia, and holds a PfCO issued by the CAA in the UK, with relevant OSCs where applicable for operations. All Dendra pilots hold the relevant RePLs required for operations.
Dendra provides mapping, data analytics, direct seeding, and precision pod planting.
Dendra focuses on restoration of healthy biodvierse ecosystems, and therefore work with over 50 species in temperate, sub-tropical and tropical environments. They are always adding more qualified species to their list.
In January 2019, Glencore’s Bulga Coal extended projects with Dendra Systems into aerial seeding.
Dendra’s SKAI TractorTM was used to seed both native woodland seed mixes as well as pasture mixes to rehabilitate contoured slopes. SKAI ScanTM was used to map the land before seeding to assist in planning, with post-rain monitoring to assess initial germination.
Droneseed is also planting trees with drones.
Airseed technologies is also planting trees with drones.