Internet of Things in the Green Sector: Tree Care 2.0
Heat stress, drought and rainwater. All acute and chronic stresses in these times of climate change. This is especially noticeable in the city. Research shows that more greenery in the city provides cooling, among other things. Many municipalities have put “the green city” high on their agenda. The planting of large numbers of trees is the result.
Trees do not have an easy time in the built environment. A solid tree planting is therefore crucial. Because how do you ensure, for example, that young trees do not die due to drought? What opportunities does the Internet of Things (IoT) offer to help our trees?
Imagine trees being able to "talk" directly to you and tell you what they really need. A nice idea, right? By placing a sensor at the roots of a tree, we can collect information about that tree. Well, you're not having a conversation just yet. But it's the next best thing.
The perfect amount of water
Predict moisture requirement
FITBIT for trees
By using the Internet of Things, the arborist can see the state of the soil and the tree at any time and make adjustments if necessary to ensure that the most healthy situation for his or her trees is created. The result: economic, ecological and social profit.
Changing roles as a result of IoT
The possibilities for automation and making green management smarter are endless; the savings it will yield are even greater.