The return on investment is not before 40 years when the trees are a mature age. However, tree trimming, every 4 years, can be valuated by harvesting cut branches, then milling them to make wood by-products. It can be sold to the industry to have these byproducts converted into MDF pannels or raw materials for the pharmaceutical industry. Unfortunately, this harvest takes a lot of time and labour. That is why I have decided to create the first tool able to trim and harvest branches in order to make it viable in large farms.
I decided to solve this problem because agroforestry enables the creation of an ecosystem onto agricultural production sites. It is a solution of coexistence between human beings and the environment.
I followed the behaviour of prying-mantis when she hunts with its legs. It was very important because for me, tomorrow’s agricultural tools need to be closer to natural behaviours.