Can drones plant trees? Former NASA scientist says yes.

With 46 to 58 thousand square miles of forest destroyed each year – the equivalent of 36 football fields every minute – deforestation is one the biggest problems facing the planet today.

However, BioCarbon Engineering, led by former NASA engineer Lauren Fletcher, is aiming to reverse the damage by planting one billion trees per year with drones.

“I’d been following trends on drones for the last five years,” Mr. Fletcher told Wired Magazine. “Global deforestation is happening at an industrial scale. Governments and organizations are spending billions planting trees, but the standard method of hand-planting can’t keep up.” READ MORE.