One of the most practical ways to combat climate change is planting trees. But experts estimate that 15 billion are cut down every year – and even with trees being replaced, there’s still an annual deficit of 7-10 billion trees.
Lauren Fletcher, a former NASA engineer, knew the only way to turn the tide of deforestation was to plant trees more quickly. And so he founded Biocarbon Engineering, a company dedicated to developing drones that can fire tree saplings into the ground at a staggering rate of two per second.
With global co-ordination, a vast range of species can be planted around the world ensuring diverse eco-systems grow simultaneously and harmoniously.
Photography by Ken Hermann