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Croatia's Seed-Scattering Drones Replant Forests Hurt by Fire


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A drone seeds an area ravaged by fire.

Goran Ladisic, one of the leaders of the Magic Forest company running the project, said that in tests, more than 40% of seeds dispersed had managed to take root.

Credit: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

Flying drones are dispersing seeds in Croatia to replant hard-to-reach fire-damaged forests.

Goran Ladisic of the Magic Forest company, which is running the project, said tests have showed more than 40% of the seeds dispersed by the drones have taken root.

Drone flight controller Ivan Vidakovic said four or five drones can cover approximately 10 hectares (24 acres) in eight hours.

The goal is to replant the area with native trees.

Magic Forest said it has been in touch with potential partners in Ukraine, Bosnia, Montenegro, Austria, and California about deploying the service in those areas next year.

From Reuters
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