Drone seed pods
growing Native forests
A new tool for restoring native forests
~50ha per day, per drone
10k pods per ha
Zero ground disturbance
Envico is developing a seed pod formulation and drone delivery system for cost efficient and fast native reforestation. The seed pods are being specially designed for a variety of New Zealand environments and to maximize seed germination and seedling survival in these specific environments. Envico are working with current project partners; Ahika Consulting, University of Otago, Department of Conservation, Te Uru Rākau and Watercare.
How does it work?
Project area review
Site is reviewed for environment, soil type, tree species, predation and ground cover.
Seed Pod formulation
Formulation of the seed pod is bespoke per project site to maximise seed germination and seedling survival, based on the project area review data.
Seed Pod manufacturing
Seed Pods are manufactured in bulk according to the project site formulation.
Using pre-programmed heavy-lift drones, the seed pods are dispersed consistently across the project site at a rate of 1 per sqm.