A company based in the northwestern United States called DroneSeed is speeding up the process of replanting forests in areas where logging has left the landscape barren of trees. The company is using specially modified drones to first spray herbicides and then fire seeds into the ground using compressed CO2. Using drones instead of humans both speeds up the process and drastically reduces costs. In addition, using drones means more safety and fewer accidents. Forestry and logging is a physically demanding job and one of the most dangerous on the planet, therefore drones are a great alternative to human labor in this case.
To read more about DroneSeed’s efforts to replant forests, check out this article.