Screaming trees


Protecting Forests from illegal deforestation.

Screaming Trees is a connected treehouse made to protect forests from illegal harvesters. This device was built with the idea that it should use only open source internet of things sensors to make it easily replicable.

The treehouse works by monitoring the ambient sound level and listening to any sound similar in rhythm to a chain saw. Using this method, we do not need to use battery-intensive sensors to analyze the sound signal, making battery life better. 

Once the system detects an unusual sound pattern, it will automatically send an SMS with its location to the local green NGO's and forestry force.