Welcome to Interpine Innovation

forest consulting and data management company specialising in information technology and optimal decision making across the forest industry supply chain

Forest Yield with LiDAR

Specialising in generation of LiDAR derived forest metrics for forest yield analysis

Forest Yield / Forest Valuation

Interpine lead the industry in the development of systems and procedures for forest inventory. Combined with our expert field staff, we provide a complete range of forest measurement and quality assessment services from the standing tree to final reporting, model validation and yield table development.

Carbon Forestry Services

Forests are a significant store of carbon and a key component to reducing New Zealand’s emissions. As the trees grow they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, resulting in carbon forests that represent long-term, quantifiable, physical removal and storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide. For forest land owners, this is recognised within New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Land Information and GIS Mapping

The benefits of geographic information systems (GIS) are endless when managing natural resources. Land information and mapping of forest land is a key element in the provision of forest yield information, and accurately planning and forecasting operations. Interpine utlises ESRI ArcMap software to provide land owners a range of GIS services.

LiDAR Processing

Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) technology is changing the way we collect terrain and vegetation data across of our forest lands. LiDAR has application in harvesting, roading planning, resource inventory, erosion and biodiversity monitoring and environmental resource management.  With Interpines toolbox of LiDAR software applications a large number LiDAR analysis workflows can be carried out. 

Harvesting Operations

Interpines experienced team of field technicians and foresters can accurately evaluate whether your business is recovering the maximum potential value of your forest resource during harvesting.  Our unique set of measurement tools and systems t identify where value is being lost and provide the necessary training and data management services to rectify these issues enhancing the revenue generated from a stand of trees


PLOTSAFE is a software tool for collecting critical data at the forest inventory stage of ????? 

Flexible and customisable in nature it can be used for a range of inventory data collection from preharvest to planting qualitycontrol surveys and will range on a range of Windows devices


Forest Harvesting machines collect data on stems being processed and logs being cut by an operator to individual log dimensions.  the data is controlled by the defacto Standard for Forest machine Data and Communication (StanForD)

StanForD data provides the backbone for complimenting current operational planning and management systems and processes with a rich and detailed source of data that can be collected and collated for near real-time reporting and analysis.

STICKS is a secure online facility for receiving, processing,  reporting and analysing StanForD data to help manage production and woodflow for an organisation whether that be a contractor with one or many machines or a small or large forest owner or manager.

STICKS is the result of years of experience in harvest optimisation, value recovery, yield reconciliation and data management.   Interpine are working closely with ForestPHD on delivery of STICKS.


Yeild Table Generator (YTGen) is software for generating yield estimates in a production forestry context.  It combines the process of growing and porjecting tree volumes with log bucking alogorithms to model tree merchandising through to log products.

The Predicition of yields by recoverable log grade referred to as MARVL* (Method for Assessment of Redcoverable Volume by Logtype) and is based on a forest inventory.  Many decisions require estimates of yield and YTGen provides this data to allow decisions to be made

CAA 102 Certification for Interpine’s Unmanned Aerial Drone Services

Our team UAV / Drone team continue to lead by example within the forest industry; having recently been certified last month with CAA Part 102 operating privileges. Being the first forestry and/or rural fire related UAV provider to do so in New Zealand. These...

Drone Tech Profiled on #TVNZ as a Leading Innovator in Forestry Sector

​Interpine's #UAV #Drone technology profiled on #TVNZ as a leading innovator to improve #safety, workloads, and the way we manage our forests in the New...

UAV / Drones in Forestry – Reaching for a New Perspection

​Because of the scale involved in forestry, both time and area, mathematics has always been heavily employed so foresters can take samples and calculate averages or make predictions on the growth or yield of their crop. With the advent of increasingly usable and...

Potential of Using UAV / Drones for Pest Control ?

​Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and remote image sensing cameras have considerable potential for use in pest control operations. UAVs equipped with remote sensing cameras could be flown over forests and remnant bush sites, particularly those not currently receiving...

Not all about the day job.. Our #UAV pilots volunteer to track Kiwi.

​Quietly amongst the Kaweka Ranges in Hawkes Bay the Kiwi can more often be heard. North Island Brown Kiwi to be exact with help from the Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd Kiwi Creche, located at the Boundary Stream Mainland Island Reserve, and the tireless efforts of a few...

Helping Make the Pulp & Paper Sector More Efficient with Timely Chip Stocks

Our UAV team making the #pulp #paper #industry more efficient through more timely #volumetric #stock takes with #Drones / #UAV. "Use of UAV’s for quantifying our stock pile volumes has been a great step forward in a timely and more accurate process wood fibre...

Using Thermal IR and Fire Modelling to help with Fire Attack Planning and Suppression

Great to be presenting alongside the Scion rural fire research team at the annual Forest Growers Research Conference being held in Christchurch.  With a field trip from the conference visiting the fire ground and together with the Department of Conservation...

LiDAR meets 3D Printing – Benefits of 3D Printing for Forest Engineering

Our Remote Sensing team are constantly immersing ourselves in 3D modelling from our rich #LiDAR datasets. #3Dprintingtechnology brings this from the screen to the table. Meet our miniature model of White Island Volcano in New Zealand. Getting #LiDAR data adopted is...

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...

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