Plant Inventory

You have an obligation to restock woodland when the increment is not utilized

You have an obligation to restock woodland when the increment is not utilized. You are obliged to use established methods and tree species that are suitable for the site. Restocking can be done through planting, seeding or natural regeneration. In most cases you must perform soil treatment to get a satisfying result. All measures must be completed during the third year after harvest, at the latest. If the number of plants is too few after having regenerated, you have to restock the plants before it is too late. If, on the other hand, there are too many plants you might have to give plants space through a pre-commercial thinning.
UAV technology in combination with AI based Image analysis has proven an efficient toolset when it comes to assessing and managing forest plantations. The toolset can provide the owner with information about vital factors such as density and overall condition of the plantation.

Species Inventory

Forest Agencies sets requirements for existing forest plans for all forests

Forest Agencies sets requirements for existing forest plans for all forests. Today’s inventory methods in the field are in principle completely manual and are based on contractors’ experience, which is very time-consuming and expensive. Aerial photography with lidar is available for volume calculations, however it’s expensive and therefore long time between updates. Laser scanning is also monochrome (point cloud) which is why important information is lost and before/after documentation is, for forest measures, in principle impossible.

With AI-based image analysis we are able to identify individual trees, their position, their species, stand height and forest density.

Post fire hotspot detection

In the event of a forest fire

In the event of a wildfire or a controlled burn, information is critical for fire management and suppression.

A drone equipped with a thermal camera is a powerful tool to collect information both during and after a fire. With the thermal camera, you can see the location of the fire through the smoke, but also the location and intensity of hotspots, helping the decision makers direct the firefighting activities. After the fire, it is a very efficient way to find lingering hotspots that might cause the wildfire to rekindle but also asses the overall damage. With access to historical data it is also possible to quantify the damage and plan for upcoming actions

Spruce Bark Beetle

Accurate data at your fingertips

The spruce bark beetle is the insect that does the most damage to our spruce forests.
2.5 million cubic meters of forest infested in southern Sweden. The dry summer of 2018 led to major attacks.
Infestations of spruce bark beetles can be identified throughout the year, but it is especially important to keep an eye out for fresh damage from May to August. The Swedish Forest Agency recommends drones for help in the search for spruce bark borer infestations.
Identifies trees with rust-red tops or with flaked bark for signs of infestation.