Are there seed bombers?
Trees protect the climate by serving as carbon sinks. But each year thousands of square miles of forest are lost around the world because of fires and deforestation. A company called Biocarbon Engineering in the UK intends to use technology to curb the loss of forests and plant more than 1 billion trees a year— from the air. Using a remote-controlled quadrocopter, tree seeds housed in green containers will be dropped like bombs onto bare areas. The biodegradable packaging will bore into the ground and be decomposed by the rain. Each seed is protected and can germinate and grow its roots and become one of 1 billion trees.