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ForestTECH News | Issue 60

ForestTECH News | Issue 60

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. Interest in this year’s ForestTECH 2022 series being run for New Zealand and Australian resource and tree crop managers is now starting to really ramp up. Three years of not meeting face-to-face in Australia and two years in New Zealand, is just one of the many reasons our ForestTECH community is getting in ...
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US$36m raised for drone reforestation efforts

US$36m raised for drone reforestation efforts

Fire seasons are now longer and the destruction more intense, as fires burn hotter and spread to more drought-stricken ground. Since the start of this year, 32,247 wildfires have burned ...
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NZ's forest cover change being mapped

NZ’s forest cover change being mapped

Microsoft and New Zealand Crown Research Institute, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, are teaming up to develop improved detection of land use and forest cover change in New Zealand. Microsoft says ...
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New radio technology keeps workers safe and compliant

New radio technology keeps workers safe and compliant

Otago forestry workers are using new radio technology to manage 23,730 hectares of forest more safely, even enabling them to perform under Covid-19 restrictions. Initially deployed to replace an outdated ...
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Development of a canopy sampling drone

Development of a canopy sampling drone

This video is part of the paper, "Design and Testing of a Novel Unoccupied Aircraft System for the Collection of Forest Canopy Samples," by researchers from the University of Tasmania ...
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Upscaling of Terrestrial Laser Scanning through fusion with remote sensing data

Upscaling of Terrestrial Laser Scanning through fusion with remote sensing data

Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) is increasingly being fused with air/spaceborne Lidar to characterise vegetation structure across a range of forest ecosystems. This article explores the potential of this approach to ...
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New biomass mapping tool launched

New biomass mapping tool launched

Mapping the world’s carbon stores is essential for taking stock of the climate crisis. It informs our climate solutions, the emissions targets’ that countries set and so - it goes ...
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Longest endurance UAV flight in NZ

Longest endurance UAV flight in NZ

Media Release [21 Dec 2021]: Kea Aerospace Achieves Longest Endurance UAV Flight In New Zealand On Sunday 19th December Kea Aerospace has recorded the longest known flight for an unmanned ...
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New farm forestry program launched

New farm forestry program launched

Tuesday marked the official launch of a new, innovative farm forestry program, Decision Tree, in Bunbury, Western Australia. Decision Tree has been designed to rapidly assess the suitability of farms ...
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UAV’s for collecting forest canopy samples

UAV’s for collecting forest canopy samples

Last year we detailed a forest canopy sampling tool that was developed by a Canadian company, DeLeaves and is being used operationally, principally in North America and Europe. Suspended under ...
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Bushfire spread prediction model now operational

Bushfire spread prediction model now operational

Australia’s national science agency CSIRO and the NSW Rural Fire Service have released Australia’s most advanced model for predicting the speed and behaviour of eucalypt forest fires, helping to save ...
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ForestTECH News | Issue 53

ForestTECH News | Issue 53

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. As 2021 comes to a close, it's been a year where Covid-19 has once again dominated the headlines, disrupted supply chains and threatened business ...
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Glyphosate’s economic and environmental Benefits

Glyphosate’s economic and environmental Benefits

Food and pasture growers as well as the forestry industry rely on glyphosate to prevent deep-rooted weeds from taking over their crops and decimating productivity, according to a report by ...
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TreeMapper App developed for farm foresters

TreeMapper App developed for farm foresters

Private Forests Tasmania and the Forest Practices Authority have developed Treemapper, a farm and forestry property planning app. The ‘Property Planning Mapper’ mobile application will deliver a handful of mapping ...
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Changes for Australian forest reporting?

Changes for Australian forest reporting?

This ABARES Position Paper identifies drivers for change in the mechanism of forest reporting through Australia’s State of the Forests Report (SOFR), including increasing user expectations for access to current ...
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Major study to assess erosion and sediment control

Major study to assess erosion and sediment control

Safeguarding New Zealand’s waterways is the key driver behind a seven-year study into the performance of control practices for reducing erosion and sediment delivered to rivers from forest harvesting. The ...
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Ernslaw One announces NZ forest sales

Ernslaw One announces NZ forest sales

Ernslaw One and its advisor Cranleigh Partners have announced that Ernslaw has completed an agreement to sell the Whangapoua and Ruatoria forests with a combined area of 15,100 productive hectares ...
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ArborGen to sell Australia and NZ assets

ArborGen to sell Australia and NZ assets

Tree seedling company ArborGen has agreed to sell its New Zealand and Australian assets to a consortium led by Hugh Fletcher for $22.25 million. ArborGen is one of the last ...
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Software unveiled to forecast bushfire damage

Software unveiled to forecast bushfire damage

Revolutionary Bushfire Management platform leverages multiple data sources and climate change-adjusted fire weather projections to predict rate of bushfire spread and intensity, fuel loads and preparedness levels. The platform has ...
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ForestTECH News | Issue 52

ForestTECH News | Issue 52

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. A lot can happen in just a month. As you many of you will have heard, due to New Zealand's current covid-19 outbreak and ...
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New Videos added to Video Showcase

New Videos added to Video Showcase

In the lead up to ForestTECH 2021/22, we will be adding new videos to our ForestTECH News Video Showcase page. This page already has over 50 forest technology videos and ...
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Planet’s Rapid SkySat Data Enables Effective Regional Bushfire Management In Australia

Planet’s Rapid SkySat Data Enables Effective Regional Bushfire Management In Australia

Civil governments around the world are making sustainable strides in local environmental management; and by using satellite-enabled data, they are able to analyze and support preventative management techniques to protect ...
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Stora Enso precision forestry innovations

Stora Enso precision forestry innovations

As part of the eagerly awaited annual forest technology event, two key presenters from the European forestry giant, Stora Enso Oy will be presenting as part of ForestTECH 2021/22. The ...
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Safe Use of Agrichemicals manual updated

Safe Use of Agrichemicals manual updated

Disease and pest free animals and crops rely on agrichemical use. Pesticides, detergents and sanitisers are a critical component of New Zealand’s NZ$48 billion agricultural sector.The recently released and updated ...
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