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18-19 Nov 2020 | Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND | In-Person + Virtual Online Event

Forest Establishment & Silviculture

What’s changed in the last 50 years and opportunities for increased mechanisation

Tony O’Hara, GM Forest Resources, HVP Plantations

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CNI planting trials with the mechanised M-Planter

A viable alternative to traditional manual planting. Lessons from early trials.

Henry Fear, Henry Fear Contracting & Ben Dixon, Tree Crop Operations Manager, Timberlands Ltd

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Field Evaluation of Mechanised Planting of Radiata Pine in NSW

Mike Sutton, Manager, Innovation & Research, Forestry Corporation NSW, Australia

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Mechanised Scarification, Mounding and Planting Systems from Sweden

Klas-Håkan Ljungberg, CEO, Bracke Forest AB, Sweden

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Precision Planting. A New GPS system providing traceability of the tree crop for forest managers

Henry Fear, Henry Fear Contracting 

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Precision Mechanised Soil Cultivation, Fertilisation and Planting

Henri Syvanen, Sales Manager, Risutec, Finland 

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Drone Planting and Reforestation Options

Results and lessons from recent in-forest trials

Matthew Agahai, Director of Research & Development, DroneSeed, USA 

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Operational Drone Deliveries of Tree Seedlings

Trial results from the 2019-2020 planting seasons.  How does it stack up?

Dave Herries, GM, Interpine 

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Planting with Drones - Using technology and science to realise large ecological restoration projects

Andrew Walker, Co-Founder and Mechanical Engineer, AirSeed Technologies, Australia

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Advanced Deep Learning for Forestry Remote Sensing

Grant Pearse, Geomatics Scientist, Scion

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Every Seedling Counts - New high precision digital mapping tools for post planting seedling survival, weed mapping and vitality measurements

Albrecht von Ruffer, CEO, Skylab GmbH, Germany (pre-recorded plus live Q&A) / Rob Hanssen, Technical Forester, Green Triangle Forest Products, Australia 

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Ultra-high-Resolution Satellite Imagery for Tree Counting before Canopy Closure

Results from operational trials

Michael Breetzke, Director & Co-Founder, Swift Geospatial, South Africa

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Panel Discussion & Questions: Live link to international presenters (earlier pre-recorded presentations) on mechanical planting technologies

  • Michael Breetzke, Director & Co-Founder, Swift Geospatial, South Africa
  • Albrecht von Ruffer, CEO, Skylab GmbH, Germany
  • Klas-Håkan Ljungberg, CEO, Bracke Forest AB, Sweden
  • Markus Vihottula, Deputy CEO, Risutec, Finland
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Mechanisation Opportunities in Forest Establishment & Silviculture - Future directions and research priorities

Russell Dale, Forest Growers Research / Mike Baker, Technical Forester, Hancock Forest Management

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Online Virtual Event

Thank you for registering of ForestTECH 2020. We are excited to bring you the first hybrid ForestTECH event. Given the nature of this event, there is a different login and password for Day One and Day Two. The passwords have been emailed to you. If you don't have your password, please contact us (details below).

Event Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Interpine
Emesent (Hovermap)
Planet
Aerometrex
MPI - Te Uru Rakau Forestry New Zealand
Bracke Forest
Toi-Ohomai
Atlas Integral
C3
Eagle Technology
Forestry Corporation
Remsoft
Scion
Alcom Communications
Wood Industry Development and Education Trust
Trimble Forestry
Allterra

FIEA Partners

C3
Lonza
Remsoft
USNR
Key Knife / Braford Industries
Trimble Forestry
Atlas Integral
Toi-Ohomai
FWPA
Holtec
Eagle Technology
NZ Logger

Media Partners

Woodweek
Friday Offcuts
NZ Logger