DRONE TREE PLANTING
Help plant more trees at scale by investing in cutting edge drone technology.
Invest in bold solutions and cutting edge technology
Together, we need to act now to restore critical wildlife habitats at scale. That’s why we’re investing in bold and innovative solutions. With your support, we are moving towards an ambitious goal of planting and protecting 2 billion trees by 2030.
Drone planting technology works by firing seeds in carbon capsules into the soil and mapping specific species to their native areas. The capsule protects and fertilises the seeds as they grow, then breaks down as they strengthen into seedlings.
By using drones to plant trees, landscapes can restore faster and at scale. One drone can plant up to 40,000 seed pods a day! These seedlings will grow to become future habitats for our threatened native wildlife species, including the koala, which was classified as Endangered in early 2022.
Be a part of this exciting habitat restoration project by making a donation today.
How it works
To achieve our bold vision, a combination of traditional and innovative solutions is needed. Our incredible partners can plant up to 800 seedlings each day in accessible areas. To help reach other areas, your support can enable up to 40,000 seed pods per day to be planted via drone.
Creating a more hopeful future
- Committing to planting and protecting 2 billion trees by 2030.
- Innovating solutions to long-term climate adaptation and making Australia a renewable energy exports powerhouse.
- Working with Indigenous cultural burning to ensure a more fire-resilient landscape.
Together we’ll take the following steps to restore vital koala habitats:
- Initial project development, area identification and impact modelling.
- Research and photo monitoring of focus areas by 30 June 2021.
- Complete reseeding of 11 hectares of koala habitat using a mix of koala food and habitat seeds by 8 February 2022.
- Provide a final report documenting the impact of the project including controlled burns, drone seeding and community workshops by 8 February 2022.
- Annual reporting on the survival rate of the trees planted, habitat restoration implications and wildlife documentation by 8 February 2024.
Investment breakdownA project of this scale requires research, land preparation, and precise drone planning/programming.
Habitat research and land preparation.
Drone and seed equipment costs.
Seed planting via drones and traditional methods.
Staffing and labour costs.
Our promise to you
When you invest today, we’ll keep you updated on the project’s progress, so you can see exactly how you’re making an impact.
Drone-seeding projects overseas have enabled habitat restoration at a scale never seen before. That's why we're working with local experts to come up with a solution that works best for our unique nature.
You can be part of this critical next step to help our native species recover.
Become a partner in conservation
If you decide to give $1,000 or more towards this project, not only will you be making a significant difference to this project but you’ll also become part of our Partners in Conservation community.
In thanks and recognition of your exceptional commitment to nature, you would receive exclusive impact updates as well as invitations to special events around the country.