|Dustin Schroeder, University of Washington|
"Electrical engineers Babak Parviz and Brian Otis and undergraduate student Carlton Himes (right to left) demonstrate a circuit that runs entirely off tree power."
|University of Washington|
|Voltree Research Lab|
Take a look at some of the technology being used and the animated concepts
Here we can see the networked grid of censors being tracked and monitored by GPS to keep an eye on the data coming in from the remote field location.
Stella Karavas of Voltree Power (Canton) shows Geoffrey G. Diehl | State Representative of Massachusettes a self-powering (solar/wind) low-voltage data collection/transmission unit for forest monitoring.
Below is another illustration from Voltree's sister company called MagCap Engineering.
Here are some Voltree company Videos describing and demonstrating the technology.
The bottom line here is that trees, shrubs and other vegetation do have a measure of electrical conductivity which is connected to the Earth. There are opened to mankind newer resources to be tapped into and properly taken care of if we just make the proper practical applications.
The discovery of tree power opens up new possibilities of looking into the global environment issues. Massive cutting down of trees contributes greatly to global warming, the grave and key environmental issue in the modern world. The increased temperature is caused by escalating greenhouse gases concentration. Global warming can be prevented or controlled only by trimming down the greenhouse gases concentration, which can be achieved only by trees. Planting more and more trees is the best and the most effective way to maintaining and actually re-establishing the Earth's ecological balance.The new discovery and invention of a tree's capability to generate electricity should inspire everyone to plant trees and plants in their surroundings. This indirectly will save our planet from the serious issue of global warming. If more research open up new ways of using tree power, our dependence on non-renewable energies can be reduced to a great extent.It's also illustrative of just how nature actually works in the wild to generate and maintain the planet's healthy weather patterns.