The ergonomic and effective forestry tool
PlantScrew is an ergonomic tool that uproots seedlings effectively without damaging the roots. A "healthy" root increases the seedlings' survivability and results in more effective reforestation. PlantScrew not only increases the tree's chances of survival, it also makes the work of the forest workers easier, healthier and more ergonomic. If more seedlings survive the planting, more successful planted trees could be grown in the future. The tool is very easy to handle and allows private forest owners to replant the seedlings created by natural rejuvenation in their own forest.
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd
The Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd (HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd) is a university of design in the German State of Baden-Württemberg. The university deliberately dispenses with artistic or handicraft prerequisites in the teaching of design basics. In contrast, all five study programmes focus on scientific findings and the rational justifiability of design decisions.
Dominic Hahn & Franziska Dehm
Franziska Dehm and Dominic Hahn are studying product design at HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd in Germany. Both are fascinating by solving problems with design. One focus of their work is the questioning of existing processes and the integration of sustainable aspects. As part of a semester project, Dehm and Hahn dealt with the problems of reforestation.
With the PlantScrew project, both want to draw attention to the important role of the forest and how it can be preserved for the future.