Combating climate change and biodiversity loss by combining drone technology, artificial and data driven intelligence with our proprietary seed pod biotechnology. Reforestation and re-vegetation that is faster and cheaper than traditional manual planting practices. AirSeed Technologies is an innovative environmental restoration company created to increase carbon sequestration through global scale reforestation. Mapping plays an integral part in analyzing reforestation areas. It provides the necessary base map to analyze plant health, identify site specific plant species and create an optimum planting pattern. Ground Truthing allows image data to be related to real features and materials on the ground and aids the interpretation and analysis of the mapped data. Soil samples are analyzed for present nutrients, minerals and other such elements. Once identified, a soil specific carbon seed pod can then be manufactured. Our patented Seed pods are a low cost, low-impact solution to reforesting native species and provide several supplementary nutrients, minerals and other additions, all of which are necessary for developing seedlings but may not be available in abundance in the soil at a planting location. These unique advantages boost the growth rates of developing seedlings by delivering necessary elements directly to the root systems of the germinated seeds. The data collected is used to drive accurate flight plans that not only fly the drones, but also trigger the carbon seed pod and carbon pellet delivery systems at predefined GPS coordinates. The drone hoppers are loaded with the correct quantity of carbon seed pods for the respective planting area. Then, on command, the drones take off autonomously, flying the pre-programmed flight plan, executing the predefined planting pattern before landing. This automation results in a 25x faster process when compared with traditional manual planting methods. Post planting surveys play a very important part in their workflow. By re-mapping the planted areas after planting have taken place, and using powerful all-in-one-feature-extraction, classification, and change detection solutions that harness artificial intelligence and computer learning algorithms, they can detect change over time, count tree canopies and calculate biomass. This helps to accurately monitor and report growth rates and ultimately the success of the reforestation/re-vegetation project. AirSeed’s seed pod delivery systems are designed to be manufacturer agnostic, with heavy lift drone platforms offering stable GPS flight operations and a worldwide aftermarket network. AirSeed's specially designed drone Artemis can plant up to 40,000 Seed Pods a day and provides the ability to restore biodiversity at scale. They plant seed pods, not seedlings. AirSeed’s proprietary Seed Pod biotechnology is soil and species specific, nutrient and mineral rich and aids early-stage seedling growth. They help to rehabilitate the soil, increase soil carbon, there is no transplant shock. Nutrient rich pods boost early-stage growth.
At Trees That Count we love trees. But not just any old trees, Aotearoa’s special native trees. We’re a conservation charity bringing together business, community and everyday Kiwis, with the vision of helping plant millions of native trees across the country. Every single tree counts, so whether you’re planting one native tree in your backyard, hundreds in your community or thousands on a farm we want to know! By counting the native trees which are planted each year we can monitor and measure the positive impact of the work we are all doing to improve the environment. There's so much more to do though. We're making it easy for New Zealanders to collectively help plant millions more native trees through our marketplace, which matches funded and gifted trees to incredible planting groups around the country looking for support. The Trees That Count marketplace provides a place for all New Zealanders to fund or gift native trees. This support is matched with planters throughout the country who are restoring, and growing, precious wildlife corridors or pockets of native forest, turning small projects into mighty ones.
We are a self funding Not for Profit organisation founded in 1979 (formerly known as Men of The Trees). We have planted more than 15 million native trees & understory to improve biodiversity, combat salinity and soil erosion. Members, sponsors, donors, community and corporate volunteers have been part of this important work. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago – the second-best time is RIGHT NOW, so make a tax-deductible donation today – every dollar goes to our tree planting programs! Men of the Trees was founded in Kenya on 22 July 1922. Richard St Barbe Baker, a forestry officer in the colonial service, was employed to issue timber felling licences. But he had a conscience about the forests. He undertook long safaris through the rain forests to assess the annual increment of the trees with commercial value. He would never issue licences that allowed the forest to be cut other than on a sustained yield basis. His research took him to the great bamboo forests and then eventually into the northern highlands of Kenya. Here he found a devastating situation. Instead of the lush tropical forests, he found sparse scrubland. Here, the native Kikuyu people followed the practise of ‘slash and burn’ agriculture. The land soon ceased to produce crops and the people would be forced to move on, clearing more scrub to grow their food and not restoring the cleared areas. St Barbe held conferences with the tribal elders, and eventually they agreed that trees were valuable and that the way to improve their land and avoid mass starvation was to revegetate. This great work began with a great Dance—the Dance of the Trees. That first great dance drew the participation of 3,000 Moran warriors. But before he would allow the dance to proceed, St Barbe chose 50 volunteers who would become the first ’Watu wa Miti’ – Men of the Trees. Each member took a solemn oath to serve the principles of planting and caring for trees in order to save their land from desertification. Each upheld that promise, and the secret password ‘TWAHAMWE’ meaning “we are all one”. Today, this idea has spread worldwide. Men of the Trees is now active in many countries, including two mainland states in Australia. In Western Australia, the Society has been active since 1979 and is now known as Trillion Trees. Today more than 2000 members and volunteers collectively grow and plant tens of thousands of trees in a season. In Western Australia, we dedicate our greatest efforts to improving biodiversity and combating salinity & soil erosion by planting native trees and understory. Men of the Trees WA was renamed as Trillion Trees in 2017.
The Arbor Centre was originally established by Rob Bodenstaff in 1985. At the core of our values is our passion to do the right things for trees on behalf of business, our community and our residential client base. The Arbor Centre is well-known as a 'best-in-class' business; constantly engaged by Land and Property Developers, Local and State Government, Town Planners, Landscape Architects and Contractors, Project Managers and the Public – to deliver a unique blend of tree supply and installation, advisory/consultancy, pruning/canopy management, transplanting and specialist below surface services. We utilise our skill, precision and knowledge both above and below the surface to professionally nurture, care and manage all aspects of trees for the benefit of the businesses and communities we serve, and also for the betterment of our health and the environment we live in. Regardless of the nature of your project with us, our commitment to you includes open communication, an evidence-based approach, best practice, knowledge sharing, targeted advice and the right outcomes.