Lord of the Trees is at the vanguard of global reforestation technology, achieving unprecedented tree planting success rates with industry-leading efficiencies.
Our proprietary, precision-planting drones represent a revolution in seed deployment and restoring ecosystems on a vast scale.
In areas destroyed by bushfires, disrupted by mining or cleared for agriculture, we will use our 18 years of forestry research and unique seedpod expertise to facilitate companion planting and restore healthy and robust habitats to their former glory in a fraction of the time it currently takes.
Our modified and pre-programmed drones are weather-sealed, shock resistant and feature advanced features including deployment confirmation and settings to vary drop rates and allow for different seed types.
Once on-site, they’ll enable the scanning, interpretation and focussed distribution of seedpods to affected areas within just 30 days.
One person on foot would have to work full-time every day for a YEAR to plant the 432,000 seed pods that one of our pilots with a swarm of five drones can deliver in just 12 hours at a rate of 2 seedpods per drone per second!
And, as these state-of-the-art machines can operate night and day, over a million trees could be planted in just 48 hours.
But that’s not all.
Only 40% of seedlings planted manually will survive to become trees, while our rigorously tested technique achieves a 75% success rate. That’s nearly double, and we’re still improving the formula.
Our pods are the result of years of scientific study to perfect a blend of plant nutrients that sustain optimum germination conditions so every seed has the best possible chance of developing a healthy root system. In nature, seeds that are released thanks to birds' droppings stand a far better chance, so we mimic those conditions as far as possible.
Lord of the Trees is committed to continuing our research to harness new innovations as they emerge and find even more efficiencies. It’s one of many things that set us apart from others in the industry.
Founder of Lord of the Trees, Aymeric Maudous, planting seeds of Boswellia sacra one by one.
March 2007, Western Australia site
Satellite picture of the AURIA Forestry Project
Healthy trees growing in harsh conditions
One of our seedings on its way to become a great tree
Some of our seeds
Founder of Auria, David Kennett planting seedlings by hand. February 2005
Founder of Lord of the Trees, Aymeric Maudous, standing next to healthy seedling planted by David Kennett a couple of years before. March 2007
Our seedlings nursery
Native fauna making its way back into the new forest
One of our ID tags to monitor the trees planted
We are working closely with our technology partner and other specialists to analyse the data from user trials and market research to further hone our technology.
We also believe in the importance of having a minimal impact on the environment and use 100% certified green energy to offset the power of our batteries. Our carbon footprint to travel to and from our planting projects will also be offset by planting more trees. Learn more about us.
Collaboration is at the very heart of what we do, and essential to achieving our goals.
We’re proud to work with:
-- The Auria Forestry Research Project, Australia
-- Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF), USA
-- Sustainable Green Sumatra Foundation
-- Students and academics from the Faculties of Science and Engineering at The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
-- The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust