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Forest Yield with LiDAR
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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