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Global Positioning Trees

Source: Food and Farm News
May 31, 2005

There's a new twist in the methods used to plant fruit and nut orchards. Global positioning satellite systems make the project easier. Growers level the field and have specialists use the high-tech equipment to plant the orchard. The satellite technology assures that the tree rows stay straight and that the distance between trees remains accurate. Planters have been charging $1 dollar per tree for the service, though high fuel prices may create a need for a surcharge.