From past 5 years I have become forest enthusiast. Me and 5 more guys spend weekends planting trees. But it takes a lot time to plant and take care of trees. Because of our limited men-power, I fear, we won't be able to do anything impactful in our lifetime. I would love to know how technology can help in this case.
There's so much innovation happening in other fields but I can't find anything related to Afforestation. This saddens me a little bit.
I am sure there would be more people on HN who are interested in the same area. I would love to hear from you.
Any information around tooling, robotics. Any contacts, guidance. Throw any information you might think will be useful!
The rest: Breed wolves, attach tracking collars, and lobby your local representatives to pass laws that impose hefty punishments on anyone who would kill the wolves.
Introduce the wolves to areas you'd like to see tree growth. They'll prey on the the predators who prey on the seeds and saplings, and the trees will grow.
Use the tracking collar data to monitor their territory coverage. Breed and distribute more wolves as needed. You can also use this data to bring assailants to justice, should you succeed in passing the no-kill laws.
Note there are many biomes where trees cannot thrive naturally, where natural forces may make it difficult or impossible for forests to take root long-term, such as the American Great Plains.