ForestTECH News | Issue 51

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News.

We are now only 6 weeks before ForestTECH 2021 runs in Rotorua, New Zealand and virtually for our Australian and international delegates. As its been since early 2020, covid-19 continues to send curveballs. While the in-person Melbourne event was not able to happen this year, we have had a great response from New Zealander’s looking to travel into Rotorua and for those attending virtually. We expect to have a couple of hundred foresters participating this year.

News this month included the uphill battle that Australia has now in meeting it’s one billion trees target, with less than 1 per cent planted since 2018. At the current planting rate, it’s going to take 357 years, not 30 years as planned, to hit a billion trees. In New Zealand, their growing ETS will be adding new forestry provisions to further strengthen the market into the future. Another associated story includes Canada’s use of SilvisScan (only three are in operation worldwide) to study the impact of climate change and weather systems on forestry plantations.

In other posts, we have three interesting videos to watch. There’s an introduction into Dawn Aerospace’s remotely piloted aircraft, a great clip from Australia’s CFA on fire research and another on using EnviroSat Tools to visualise and expand on satellite mapping data.

Check out these stories, videos and much more below. Enjoy this month’s issue.

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