Tree replanter: a solar powered approach

  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • References
  • PDF
  • Abstract

    Tree Transplantation is referred to as the procedure of unearthing the trees and replanting them from one location to another with the objective of re-growing the tree to a new location. This involves moving the tree with the root ball-system thereby protecting while tak-ing up the wider roots. In the proposed design, we use electromagnetic linear actuators working with solar energy instead of hydraulic or pneumatic actuators which consume fossil fuels. Here, a three-blade system is used to unearth the tree wherein the rare blades are opened to encircle the tree and the blades are positioned around the tree to ensure that the root ball is at an equal distance from all sides of the trunk. The blades are closed to remove the tree with the root ball intact. The tree with the spade is adjusted to the truck for safe transport.


  • Keywords

    Electromagnetic Linear Actuator; Three Blade System; Tree Replanter.

  • References

      [1] Balaji A, Jahir Hussain H, Faheem Ashkar M R, Gowsick C S, Subakar K, Design and Fabrication of Agro-based Automatic Plantain Tree Cutting Machine,2015, vol.4 Issue 3, pp. 1767-1770.

      [2] Harris R.W, Clark J.R & Matheny N.P, Arboriculture-Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs &Vines, New Jer-sey: Pearson education, Inc.,2004.

      [3] Himanshu Sekhar, Transplanting growth : Greening our highways, Chandan Bhavanani, 2016

      [4] Jagdish Prasad, Transplantation along National Highways, APCCF, 2016.

      [5] Rohith Nursery, New Delhi; last accessed Nov15, 2017.

      [6] Susan D Day, P. Eric Wiseman, Sarah B. Dickinson & J.Roger Harris, Contemporary concepts of root system architecture of urban trees, July 2010.

      [7] Watson G.W& Himelick E.B, Journal of Arboriculture 8(9) pg. 225-229, 1982.

      [8] Watson G.W& Himelick E.B, Principle and practice of planting trees and shrubs, International society of Arboriculture, 1997.

      [9] Watson G.W& Himelick E.B, Principle and practice of transplant-ing tree, 2013.

      [10] Development Bureau, Guidelines for tree transplanting, Hong Kong Government, 2014.

      [11] Daniel K.Struve, Laura Burchfield, Cathy Maupin, Survival and growth of transplanted large and small caliper red oaks, 2000.

      [12] http:// accessed on Dec 05, 2017.

      [13] accessed on Nov 25, 2017.

      [14] SOLIDWORKS 2013, version.23, last accessed on November 15th 2017.

      [15] The Energy Research Institute, Transplantations along National Highways as a measure for carbon sequestration, Indian habi-tat centre, New Delhi, 2016.

      [16] http:// tree spades/last accessed Nov 20, 2017.

      [17] last accessed on Nov20, 2017.




Article ID: 25056
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i4.5.25056

Copyright © 2012-2015 Science Publishing Corporation Inc. All rights reserved.