How sensors can help protect trees5 min read . Updated: 29 Dec 2017, 04:01 AM IST
Institute of Wood Science and Technology is running a pilot project involving an IoT solution that uses sensors on the trees to monitor and analyse their well-being.
On 11 November, six armed men felled and took away two sandalwood trees from the Malleswaram, Bengaluru residence of the late C.V. Raman. Two security guards were posted there, but they could only watch helplessly as the men overpowered them and made away with the wooden logs (bit.ly/2CVdTrX). This is no isolated incident; illegal chopping and theft of the expensive, scented wood has been a constant headache in Karnataka and the neighbouring states where the trees are cultivated (bit.ly/2BrTwlH).
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