Forest planting machine to aid reforestation in the Amazon

Created by the company Mahogany Roraima, a forest planting machine has a planting capacity of 20 hectares every 3 and a half hours; One hundred machines in 14 years would plant 1 trillion trees – enough, scientists say, to stem the increase in the world’s greenhouse effect.

In order to accelerate reforestation in these devastated areas, Brazilian company Mahogany Roraima, the world’s fourth largest African mahogany producer, has created a 100% automatic machine capable of planting seedlings of various species at a speed of 13 km / h – or 20 hectares every 3 and a half hours. And that speed can still improve. “We are working to improve the
his performance ”, informs Marcello Guimarães, president of the company’s Board of Directors.
According to him, thanks to the machine, Mahogany is able to plant 16,000 trees in just 3.5 hours, with only three operators. “With ten machines we could plant 200 hectares of
forest every 3 ½ hours. In a 24-hour cycle, we could plant 1,200 hectares per day or 438,000 hectares per year using just ten machines. “, Calculates Guimarães.

With 100 machines, then, in just 14 years, it would be possible to plant 1 trillion trees, which scientists say would be enough to contain the problem of greenhouse gas emissions on the planet. “Today, the largest forest plantations in the world total an average of 42 million trees per year. At this rate, it would take 23,000 years to reach the number of plantings
needed ”, exemplifies the entrepreneur.
According to him, the only difficulty of mass planting – large-scale seedling production – could be solved by setting up nurseries in several states at the same time, mixing production into 50% native species and 50% exotic “It would help solve the problem of felling native trees in the future because we would be planting species that can be cut
too. The natives would remain in place forming the new forests, and the exotic, years after planting, could be cut down for the timber industry. We would thus solve two problems:
the environmental one, which requires urgency to plant forests, and the illegal logging ”, he concludes.


Mahogany is already able to offer large-scale reforestation partnerships to owners of devastated areas that need to regularize their environmental liabilities. In this model, the company commits to reforesting the partner’s area in exchange for in the future sharing with it the exploitation of part of the wood (the percentage allowed by law).
Once the devastated areas have been identified through the CAR (Rural Environmental Registry), the company may apply for funding for reforestation projects in the Fund.
Amazon, which raises, from developed countries, financial resources to preserve the world’s largest rainforest and thus help combat climate change.

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