Forests are the lungs of our earth.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Most reforestation efforts involve transplanting plantlets grown in nurseries to the soil, though this can be time and resource intensive.
Improving the success rates of direct seeding could greatly increase the speed and efficiency at which we can restore forests.
Global TreeGro is currently developing a multi-layer module that aims to increase the success rate of direct seeding by providing seeds with an environment that promotes seedling growth and establishment.
Approx. 18.7 million acres of forests are lost annually. The number continues to rise. “The main cause of deforestation is agriculture (poorly planned infrastructure is emerging as a big threat too) and the main cause of forest degradation is illegal logging. We’re losing 18.7 million acres of forests annually, equivalent to 27 soccer fields every minute.” World Wildlife Foundation