Forest Inventory, Yield, Valuation Services


Forest Yield Analysis

  • Yield Table Development
  • Detailed Log Product Yield Analysis
  • Yield analysis of MARVL, YTGEN, CRUISER, PLOTSAFE or custom datasets
  • Standing timber sales (stumpage) yield analysis and valuation

Forest Inventory Services

  • Pre-Harvest (PHI), Mid-Rotation (MRI), Early-Rotation (ERI), Pre-production Thinning Inventory and Tree Selection (PT)
  • Due Diligence Low Intensity Inventory
  • Permanent Sample Plots (PSP)
  • Carbon Monitoring Surveys (CMS) and MAF ETS Forest Measurement Approach (FMA)
  • Roadline Inventory and Field Survey
  • Forest Inventory Planning – forest mapping, sample design and cost/benefit optimisation, 

Forest Yield Modelling Validation and Development

  • Tree Volume, Taper and Breakage Model Data Collection Development / or and Validation
  • Growth Model Development and Validation
  • Estate Modelling – model development and optimisation
  • Estate Modelling – Model development and optimisation, with expertise in model implementation within common software tools such as Tigermoth, Folpi or Remsoft’s Woodstock.

Estate Modelling

Forest Inventory Planning

  • Sample Design and Cost / Benefit Optimisation
  • Plot Maps (GIS and Forest Mapping)

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Using Drones / UAV for 3D Modelling Forest Tree Structure

The Interpine #UAV #Drone continue to innovate around the use of structure from motion 3D modelling. In this case we show some examples of modelling tree structure and resulting stem volume / form, which are important in the forest yield modelling calculations. Doing...

NZ Forestry Sector Collaborates in Capturing 532,000ha of the Plantation Estate with LiDAR

​Interpine Innovation is currently around 50% through the LiDAR capture of 532,000ha of plantation forest in New Zealand. It’s a collaborative project that brings together forest owners, which affords efficiencies in both LiDAR capture and processing. LiDAR which...

Exploring Benefits of High Density UAV Drone Lidar

​Exploring benefits of high density #UAV #drone #lidar from @RIEGL #VUX LiDAR scanner for forestry. With many hundreds of pulses per m2, the data allows one to measure trees and their attributes. This snippet of a cross section of Pinus radiata forest scanned by...

LiDAR vs UAV / Drone Digital Surface Model (DSM) of Young Radiata pine

A profile view of an airborne #LiDAR (light blue) dataset from 1200m AGL vs #UAV / #Drone photo derived structure from motion #SFM digital surface model #DSM (dark blue) for a young plantation stand of Pinus radiata. Impressive just how well these datasets line up...

Exploring the Benefits of UAV Multispectral Imagery of the Forest

​Exploring the benefits of capturing #multispectral imagery of the forest using #UAV / #Drones. Shown here are our UAV team using the MicaSense RedEdge sensor with our DJI Matrice 100. Sensors such as this allow for more advanced remote sensing analysis by our GIS...

Completing Thinning Silvicultural Inventory Using Drones / UAV

Silvicultural Inventory Using #Drones / #UAV - quantifying tree stocking and heights. Using drone based imagery and structure from motion photogrammetry, our remote sensing team combine an existing digital terrain model to allows forest managers to complete pre and...

Enhance LiDAR Forest Yield Estimates > Improvements for a clearer view of the forest

Our team continue to enhance #LiDAR based #forest #yield estimates. Moving from a 25m yield pixel resolution to a 5m dynamic analysis frame, creating higher spatial resolution of forest yield estimates through LiDAR #Imputation. While providing foresters a more...

Adoption Pathway for the Use of UAV / Drones in the Forestry Sector

    Interpine's David Herries recently presented at ​the Landwise 2016 conference in Hawkes Bay.   The focus was on the value of smart farming, with several of the speakers discussing the adoption and use of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles / Drones / RPAS).   With over...

UAV / Drone Applications and Case Studies for the Forest Industry

After completing trials of different uses of UAVs, Interpine has been validating case studies and is now offering its new services to the forest industry. Figure 1 UAV Solutions Working with our clients, we have set up systems that automate data capture and...

Forest Yields from LiDAR Metrics, Handling Big Data for Plot Yield Imputation

Interpine's David Herries recently presented at ForestTech 2015, providing an update of use of LiDAR ALS (Airborne LiDAR Senors) for forecasting and prediction of Forest Yields.   This provided an insight into the development of derived LiDAR metrics, improvements in...

Frequently Asked Questions

Our standard operating procedures are focused on safe operation of any of our UAV craft. Pilots undergo rigorous training and certification to operate. Our craft are all fitted with emergency systems such as parachutes and autopilot return to home functionality for any loss of signal between the UAV and the pilot. In the event of an incident our public liability insurances are also endorsed for operating UAVs for all our operations.
We operate a range of normal RGB resolution cameras, as well as a thermal sensor and multispectral NIR.

If we didn't answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

“The service Interpine provided us goes above and beyond what we asked of them. Our work has some unique requirements and their response to challenges encountered during the course of our work has been outstanding” Nigel Searles

Planted Forest Senior Advisor, LUCAS Project, Ministry for the Environment

“Bruce and his team are excellent to deal with and have been able to deliver quality inventory data for Rayonier – this has been with tight ( and sometimes unreasonable) deadline pressure” Hamish Fitzgerald

Resource Forester, Matariki Forests / Rayonier NZ

“We could not have done the project without the expertise of your consulting team backing up your inventory work, We don’t have that type of resource available and it is great to be able to call upon your team” David Paul

Consultant, Indufor Pty Ltd