ForestTECH News | Issue 61

In Issue Summary by FIEA

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News.

Interest in this year’s ForestTECH 2022 series is now starting to really ramp up. Three years of not meeting face to face in Australia and two years in New Zealand, it’s just one of the many reasons the ForestTECH community is getting in early. Content and the technology on show of course is another reason for the keen interest.

With tree crop managers and those involved in forest establishment starting to draw breath after a hectic planting season, thoughts are now turning to how to do it better and more efficiently next season. Forestry companies around the CNI of New Zealand have been trialling and using mechanised planting now commercially for three years. Likewise, in NSW, two forestry companies have been trialling mechanised planting machines on both pines and eucalypts this year.

A much closer look at some of these planting results, new innovations in mechanised planting equipment, the application of fertilisers at the time of planting, applying hydrogels to extend the planting season and insights into how fleets of planting machines are now operating on steeper slopes in South America will all be part of the eagerly awaited ForestTECH 2022 series in November.

Other news this month of interest to the ForestTECH community includes; a recent article looking at how BVLOS UAV operations can overcome the challenges of operating in a forest environment, how DNA, matching any given tree stump to an individual piece of wood in a timber yard, is being used in fighting illegal felling, a profile of a Swedish company providing software-based services for forest data acquisition and analysis including autonomous drones for measuring tree stem diameters and a more light hearted look (with video) at the founder of another Swedish company flying his own personal electric aerial vehicle, to and from work.

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

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