CAFU to Plant a Million Trees in UAE Using Drones

  • Publish date: Thursday، 18 March 2021 Last update: Friday، 19 March 2021
CAFU to Plant a Million Trees in UAE Using Drones

Dubai based CAFU is launching high tech drones to plant a million ghaf trees across


The ghaf tree is associated with the UAE as it was declared as the national tree of the UAE because of its great cultural and traditional significance. The Ghaf is a drought-tolerant tree, able to withstand the harsh desert environment and still remain green as well as it is beneficial and a huge part of the environment.

CAFU already completed two rounds of planting involving 10,000 seeds in the desert, CAFU has also announced the full cutting-edge drone planting strategy as the company aims to become carbon neutral.

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Cafu’s sustainability and community manager Nabra Al Busaidi said: “In 2019, we did surface seeding, but with research and development over the past year, we learnt a smarter way of the germination process using seed balls that will protect the seed from getting spoilt...We then used our in-house custom-built multipurpose drone to drop these seed balls in the soil at a certain pace so it penetrates to a depth of 1cm below the ground.”

The initiative is similar to cloud seeding but with a twist to trees to speed up the process of planting trees. UAE is always ahead and using technology efficiently.

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