As a result of increased protection and a decline in farming in the last 10 years, Europe's forests and woodlands have grown by an area larger than Switzerland. Trees now cover almost a third of France and, in fact, woodlands are returning to almost every country in Europe.
Source: World Economic Forum, 25 July 2019. Read the full article.
UK company Dendra plans to plant 500 billion trees by 2060 – using AI and drones. These drones plant thousands of trees a day by firing seeds directly into the ground. They plant trees 150 times faster than traditional methods. Globally there're up to 1 billion hectares of land that could be suitable for tree planting. Dendra estimates its technology – combining speed and accuracy – would enable governments to restore forests 150 times faster than planting by hand, and up to 10 times cheaper.
Source: World Economic Forum, 4 December 2019. Read the full article.