ForestTECH News | Issue 65

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News.

As we start 2023, there’s plenty to catch up on as we look ahead to the future year.

A couple of major events the industry is looking forward to in the first half of 2023 are Environmental Forestry 2023 on 20-21 June 2023 and Residues2Revenues 2023 on 25-26 July 2023. Both events are being held in Rotorua, New Zealand.

Climate change is here and industry leaders are showing how the forestry sector is adapting to it and what challenges are ahead. With Residues, last year’s record attendance reflected the growing recognition amongst forest owners and those involved in log harvesting and wood transport that the demand for alternatives to fossil fuels has the potential to transform the forestry sector.

In this edition of ForestTECH.News, we’ll be covering a range of interesting stories, including:

  1. ChatGPT, an online AI with all the answers, that has shocked the world and demonstrated just how disruptive AI will be. This could change how the forestry sector develops new technologies.
  2. An autonomous planting machine getting closer to reality.
  3. New Australian research aiming to use remote sensing and data to create smarter decision-making within the industry and showcase how technology can optimise forest management.
  4. Pilotless planes fighting bushfires, a new initiative aimed at improving fire response times and reducing the impact of these devastating events.
  5. Gaia AI raising US$3M for its forest data collection service.
  6. The appointment of the new HQPlantations CEO.
  7. The unveiling of the Taranaki region’s 3D landscape, a powerful new tool for visualising and managing the region’s forest resources.
  8. The publication of a new forest management standard by the FSC.
  9. An opinion piece, the “Tale of Two Fires,” explores the challenges and opportunities faced by the forestry sector in the wake of recent bushfires.

So, sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and join us as we delve into the latest news and developments in forestry.

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

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