Forest Health & Biosecurity

Species Identification

Using aerial remote sensing technologies Aerial Surveys is able to identify and locate different species of trees.This is useful in determining the number and position of sub-species within a forest, or finding the extent and nature of weed cover prior to planting for example.

Where insect infestation has occurred and a specific host species of tree is identified,  Aerial Surveys technology can rapidly locate and map where the host trees are.

In indigenous forest, specific species can be located and mapped for selective extraction.

Health monitoring

Every year forest owners lose value from their forest asset through poor tree health and the effects of disease or pest infestation.

Trees exhibit distress in their leaves which the Aerial Surveys remote sensing technologies can detect and locate on a map.  Knowing the extent of disease or infestation in a forest allows the forest manager to accurately target sprays and other treatments, saving time and money.

In some instances it can be possible to identify specific disease from the air, but it may still be necessary to ground truth the actual disease.

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