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4 December 2023

ForestTECH News | Issue 75

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. Thank you to everyone who attended ForestTECH 2023. Over 300 delegates attended the technology series last month. As well as meeting face to face,…
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30 November 2023

A groundbreaking leap for UAV-Lidar mapping

DJI selected Intergeo in Berlin as the stage for unveiling the DJI Zenmuse L2. This highly integrated Lidar system builds on the success of DJI’s Zenmuse L1 to bring new…
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30 November 2023

Sky’s the limit for up-and coming foresters

If ForestTECH 2023 is anything to go by, the future of forestry is bright. Three forestry students presented at the conference this week, marking the end of a student competition,…
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30 November 2023

Revolutionising planted forests inventory management

Scion is revealing a prototype for a new interactive tool providing the forestry industry with powerful inventory information to make management, harvesting and wood processing decisions easier. Called ‘Forest Insights’,…
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30 November 2023

Insect damage app & sawmill concept pick up major awards

An artificial intelligence application developed by Metsä Group and CollectiveCrunch for detecting insect damage in forests has won the Quality Innovation Award in a competition organised by the Finnish Quality…
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30 November 2023

$225 Million For Climate-Focused Forest Fund

Manulife Investment Management announced that it has raised US$224.5 million in commitments at the initial close of Manulife Forest Climate Fund LP, reaching nearly the halfway mark towards the fund’s…
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30 November 2023

Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning in Forest Conservation

3D laser scanning is a cutting-edge technology that has revolutionised how we capture and visualise the world. By using laser beams to measure the distances and shapes of objects, structures,…
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30 November 2023

Technical Forest Services celebrates its 21st Anniversary

Technical Forest Services P/L (TFS) recently marked its 21st anniversary, commemorating the milestone since its establishment on July 1, 2002. In celebration, the entire TFS family convened in Launceston, with…
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30 November 2023

Some mass plantings could harm the environment

New studies raise issues that complicate the ambitious goals to use mass tree-planting to fight climate change. The researchers warn that in some cases, carbon-offset tree plantations could reduce biodiversity,…
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30 November 2023

New Forests to sell NZ assets

Global nature-based real assets manager New Forests is selling four of its New Zealand forestry assets. The four estates, located across New Zealand’s North and South Islands, are being sold…
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7 November 2023

ForestTECH News | Issue 74

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. ForestTECH 2023 is finally here and last-minute tickets are still available – if you are quick. We kick off in Rotorua, New Zealand, next…
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5 November 2023

Increasing sawlog production from existing forests

Two new reports have been released by the Tasmania Forestry Hub outlining opportunities to support silvicultural interventions that could deliver additional saw log production in the next 10 years. Australia…
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5 November 2023

Council’s proposed new rules could cost millions

“Extreme” new rules proposed by the Otago Regional Council for Otago’s forestry industry could cost the sector more than a third of its land, wiping out more than NZ$320 million…
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5 November 2023

A world-first for nature-based reporting

Forico has published a world-first illustrative example of an integrated climate and nature sustainability report aligned to the recommendations of both the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and Taskforce…
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5 November 2023

War on pine needle disease in NZ’s planted forests

New research and smart technologies are offering hope and solutions to foresters waging war against a silent enemy in our pine plantations. Red needle cast (RNC), an unyielding fungal-like disease,…