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ForestTECH Issue 64 - Latest news and resources

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News.

Thank you to everyone who attended ForestTECH 2023 last month. The latest forest technology series, which was hosted in New Zealand, Australia and online, attracted well over 300 delegates from 12 different countries. This was in excellent turnout and links to the presentations, from both legs of the series, have been distributed to all delegates.

As a special bonus to our readers, we have included a very interesting video presentation from Cassio Gomes, who works for Eldorado Brasil Celulose in Brazil. He spoke on their experience and ongoing development of using mechanised planters for Eucaluptus. The video is listed below. You can also see the full summary of the event, along with photos, below.

As 2022 comes to a close, it's been a year where Covid-19 and disrupted supply chains have been replaced by a return to 'normal' operations, but with high global inflation and shifting timber demand. Here are the top 5 read stories from ForestTECH News this year:
  1. Tech advancements and trials with mechanised planting
  2. A 6.2m electric drone for forest thinning
  3. Ernslaw One announces NZ forest sales
  4. US$36m raised for drone reforestation efforts
  5. First high-resolution global vegetation height map
This will be the last ForestTECH News issue for 2022 and we will be back in February 2023. Enjoy your Christmas break – if one is being taken – and thank you for your support and input over this last year.

Check out all the stories, videos and much more below.

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ForestTECH 2022 – Event Summary

Another event record with over 300 delegates attending the end of year technology series, ForestTECH 2023 run by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA). Because of recent Covid travel and meeting restrictions, the ForestTECH series ran for the first time in three years in both Rotorua, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia. The industry (resource managers, inventory foresters, data capture, mapping ...

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Forest Products Commission of Western Australia Invests for the Future with Remsoft

The Forest Products Commission of Western Australia (FPC) is implementing Remsoft Operations with connected Optimization Modeling capabilities to streamline annual planning and forest estate management. By increasing planning effectiveness and transparency, the technology will free up time for planners and foresters and enhance decision making. The FPC is responsible for the sustainable management and development of Western Australia’s forest products industry, using plantation, sandalwood and native ...

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New tech aims to track carbon in every tree

• Climate scientists and data engineers have developed a new digital platform billed as the first-ever global tool for accurately calculating the carbon stored in every tree on the planet. • Founded on two decades of research and development, the new platform from nonprofit CTrees leverages artificial intelligence-enabled satellite datasets to give users a near-real-time picture of forest carbon storage ...

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Just madness – removing forest-mapping laser

NASA plan to scrap device would curtail important climate and biodiversity data, researchers say. Since April 2019, a fridge-size instrument attached to the International Space Station (ISS) has tickled the treetops of much of the planet with laser light, mapping forests’ carbon stores and the wildlife habitat they provide. Yet in early 2023, the laser is set to be jettisoned ...

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Mechanised planting on steeper slopes

As part of the just completed ForestTECH 2022 series, advances being made operationally in mechanised planting along with recent commercial trials from across Australasia, Europe and in South America featured as part of the focus this year’s event had on innovations around forest establishment. Economics, health and safety, shortages of manual planters over the planting season and the ability to ...

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Two-year fire trial hailed a success

Tasmania is set to continue to benefit from the rollout of new fire detection technology which will help reduce the spread of major bushfires, safeguarding valuable plantation assets and even local communities. After a successful two year trial, leading Tasmanian plantation management company SFM have partnered with Working On Fire, a global business that delivers integrated fire management services to ...

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State forests delivering higher net social benefits

The state body for the forest and timber industry in Queensland has welcomed a landmark study into the long-term benefits from state forests in South and Central Queensland as compared to if they were managed as national parks[1]. Timber Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mick Stephens said “The study conducted by Indufor and Natural Capital Economics is a best practice approach ...

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How drones are replanting B.C.’s burned forests

With promises to rejuvenate forests from the air, tree-planting start-ups are looking to supplement shovels and long days of labour with swarms of seed-bearing aerial drones. A growing target: B.C.’s burnt forests. The charred remains of Douglas fir and Lodgepole pine forests once sent their seeds fluttering through the air — often in the belly or beak of a bird ...

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Three mapping solutions for digital twins and BIM

At Intergeo, Emesent launched three new products that will help geospatial professionals save time while capturing accurate data for digital twins and BIM applications. Emesent is a pioneering company in drone autonomy, Lidar mapping and data analytics. The products include Hovermap ST-X, a new Hovermap variant with improved accuracy and a 300m sensing range, a long-range radio add-on which further ...

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Yamaha’s unmanned helicopter carrying up to 50 kg

Yamaha has introduced an upgraded version of its Fazer R G2 unmanned helicopter, or drone, equipping it with more thrust and greater payload capacity. This should make it more suitable for carrying out aerial deliveries, which the company expects to help cut labour costs and construction times, among other uses. We’ve looked at various iterations of Yamaha’s so-called unmanned helicopter ...

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