Forestry and the management of forests is a complex endeavor. When you are always above, new technologies and tools enhance a forester’s ability to tackle a broad range of concerns, including: inventory management, tree planting, species identification, wildlife habitat, natural water quality management, recreation demands, landscape and community protection, employment, watershed management, erosion control, and preserving forests as “sinks” for atmospheric carbon dioxide.
The adage “if you can’t measure it, you don’t manage it’ certainly applies here. Utilize Fulcrum’s advanced UAV technology and LiDAR/RGB data acquisition tools to see “what you have”. Once that is known, we can assist in your efforts, including reforestation utilizing our heavy lift E7500 machine.
E7500 – THE “PICK UP” IN THE SKIES
FulcrumAir’s E7500 is the pick-up of the skies. The perfect tool for moving tree seedings and other equipment to tree planters and other people requiring supplies and equipment. This tireless machine can operate all day providing crews with ready access to the things that keep them productive, and profitable – from delivering boxes of tree seedlings and shovels to even a forgotten lunch.
Tree seedlings have been historically moved to a central cache via truck or helicopter. These boxes of seedlings are then moved to where they are needed by ATV or by foot. FulcrumAir’s E7500 machine provides a more efficient solution, we can carry boxes to the precise area the planters are working, in most cases, dramatically improving efficiency.
What our sensors can do for the Forestry industry?
FulcrumAir can use thermal & LiDAR/RGB sensors mounted to our industry leading E2500 UAV for inspections of cut blocks or wood processing facilities. The TrueView 410 uses two of these in one package (LiDAR and RGB). Data generated by the 410 is combined and used to generate a colorized pointcloud, which can then generate stand metrics. The metrics can be analyzed to extract bare earth models, slopes, drainage, tree height, diameter, volumes, counts, species ID and vegetation indices. This data can be used for stand planning, volume estimates, mill inputs and to estimate lumber footage. The third sensor, thermal, can be used to look for water courses, birds, nests and wildlife. It can also be used for facility inspections to detect thermal leaks and spot inefficiencies or potential problems.