ForestTECH News | Issue 53

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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 as usual. However, it has also been a boom for many within the forestry industry, as increased domestic construction and reopening of international trade has seen timber in high demand. In addition, climate change has become a key political issue worldwide and will be a massive opportunity for our industry going forward.

For ForestTECH News, here are the 5 top stories for 2021:

  1. Starlink’s new satellite broadband service pricing revealed for NZ and AU
  2. Remote height measurement of seedlings
  3. Ecologists compare accuracy of lidar technologies for monitoring forest vegetation
  4. Mechanised planting technologies being profiled
  5. Update on a log counting app

This month, we cover stories on Australia’s state of forest reporting, erosion and sediment control in New Zealand and the use of glyphosate for weed management. There has also been the development of a farm and forestry planning app by Private Forests Tasmania and a new platform from RedEye Apps for bushfire management in Australia.

Finally, there have been two major forestry transfers, with Ernslaw One selling two NZ forestry estates to Summit Forests New Zealand and ArborGen selling its NZ and Australian forestry assets to a consortium led by High Fletcher.

This will be the last ForestTECH News issue for 2021 and we will be back in February 2022 – just in time for ForestTECH 2021/22 being held on 23-24 February 2022. Enjoy your Christmas break, thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in February 2022!

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

Stories this issue:

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