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Making Trees Talk

By using technology, we aim at precisely understanding the world of plants and thus contribute to the ecological sustainability of the planet!

Our Philosophy

Climate change is omnipresent. It is therefore necessary to use our finite resources sustainably, i.e. in such a way that they can recover under their own steam. In doing so, we are driven by one question: How can technology help us be both economically and ecologically sustainable? Our goal is to enable the ecosystem to operate sustainably:

We believe the tree takes a central role in sustaining the ecosystem.
We develop solutions including impedance-based sensor technology and machine learning models that improve the understanding about our trees and contribute to a more conscious use of our planet´ s resources. To reach this goal, we apply a new way of thinking IoT – the Internet of Trees.

Treesense supports the Sustainable Development Goals

From the very beginning, we commit ourselves to work towards the Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations. Of particular importance for our entrepreneurial activities is the support of the following goals: 

Treesense Solutions

The system we develop extends the original human–tree care interaction, creating a feedback loop that enables data-based decisions for the maintenance of trees.

Research

Agriculture

Smart Cities

Forestry

With the gathered data, the farmer, the arborist or forester can optimize the maintenance of the tree in order to improve the respective results.

The electrical impedance in the xylem part represents the tree's heart rate. It indicates the well-being of the tree and provides a large variety of insights.

Our sensor-technology makes periodic measurements to understand the water household. A minimally invasive procedure ensures that the sensor does not impact the health of the tree.

To ensure a wireless communication, the gateway ensures data transfer from the sensor to the Treesense Cloud, where the data analysis happens. One gateway can cover up to 80 hectares of land.

Paired with meteorological data, our machine learning algorithms translate the gathered data into valuable metrics, such as irrigation needs for the coming weeks.

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About Us

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Giancarlo Foderà Innovation Management
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Semir Babajić Business Development
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Julius Kübler Product Development
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Moritz Spielvogel Data Science & Software Engineering

Treesense has emerged from the development of additional forest fire risk indices, namely the drought stress of a tree. Giancarlo ´ s goal was not only to measure the dryness of the soil or the environment, but also to determine the condition of the tree in a very concrete way. Our solution was inspired by medical technology – impedance-based sensorics.

2013

The cooperation with the Heinz-Nixdorf Chair from Technical University of Munich came to life. The common goal: Research of impedance measurements on trees.

Treesense now aims at providing a real-time monitoring system of a living tree ´ s water content!

2014

With Julius as a new team member, the team expanded.

The sensor technology for the measurements is tested on trees for the first time. First results show a pattern that describes the correlation between the measured impedance and the water content of a tree.

2018

With the EXIST scholarship, Treesense is now developing into a start-up project. The team was completed by Semir and Moritz to develop a product that enables efficient maintenance such as irrigation of trees.

The certification process for the sensor technology was initiated to bring the sensor technology to the market.

2020

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Contact

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Let‘s get to know each other and make the world a little more sustainable together!