Posts Tagged ‘trees’

Drone Tree-mapping start-up

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Mapping the trees in Finland’s forests sounds like a Herculean task – there are 30 billion of them, making it Europe’s most densely wooded nation.

But for one start-up that’s just the warm-up act to its plan to use laser-equipped drones to shake up industry at large. From package deliveries to nuclear power plant examinations, the Helsinki-based Sharper Shape can see limitless possibilities for its system. (more…)

National Trust burn trees for power

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The Trust said it planned to invest a total of £35 million in green energy projects and would save about £4 million each year as a result.

The National Trust is to power dozens of its properties by burning trees from its own woodland, under plans to switch to green energy and boost its coffers. (more…)

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