Drones helping sequoia trees in California

14/12/16

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Trees in Whitaker’s Forest, California are objects of precise studies of Berkely University scientists. In last 6 years more than 100 million trees drought, what caused great upset among researchers.

For better trees condition assessment it is necessary to climb the top of the trees and perform detailed measurements of trees leaves and branches. So far every survey started with ca. 40 minutes of climbing, what is extremely time consuming. The recipe for this can be drones equipped with special cameras. Cyclical monitoring of vegetation can be great support in better understanding of forest changes. In example we can acquire images that can be developed into point clouds and digital, precise 3D models of trees or we can properly estimate biomass in forests.

It is highly possible that the solution would find applications in other parts of the World.

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