in Who's Leading the Way These drones will plant 40,000 trees in a month. By 2028, they’ll have planted 1 by Clark G. Curtis May 21, 2020, 3:12 pm 0 Views 1 Votes 3 Comments Visit Direct Link We need to massively reforest the planet, in a very short period of time. Flash Forest’s drones can plant trees a lot faster than humans. Read LaterAdd to FavouritesAdd to CollectionReport Posted by Clark G. Curtis What do you think? 1 point Upvote Downvote Browse and manage your votes from your Member Profile Page 3 Comments Leave a Reply I think the post title is a little misleading. The drones are not planting trees. They are planting seedlings. They have to GROW into trees. While the oak tree is the genus with the most carbon-absorbing ability, it takes about 80 years for the tree to mature. There are a number of faster-growing trees, but my point is if you cut down old-growth forests, it takes years and years to replace those carbon sinks. It’s a long term solution. From National Geographic: Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area, but they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Between 1990 and 2016, the world lost 502,000 square miles (1.3 million square kilometers) of forest, according to the World Bank—an area larger than South Africa. Log in to Reply So nice to read some good news. It’s a pity the”billion” was cut off in the post image. I thought at first it was a joke. You should re-edit the image so the billion appears. As it reads now These drones will plant 40,000 trees in a month. By 2028, they’ll have planted 1. Log in to Reply Love it Clark! Will reshare this across SM. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.