The TreeMetrics’ solution replaces traditional calipers and measuring tape with technology for the first time in over 100 years of forestry measurement. Easy-to-use 3D laser scanners can quickly and accurately measure the shape, size, and straightness of standing trees. Our cutting-edge technology uses this information to predict the quantities of log products that each tree can produce, and their potential value. Working with our solution offers you a better means of managing forests and determining which areas best match sawmill requirements. Ultimately this leads to a reduction in the quantity of trees that need to be cut, while reducing waste and improving forest profitability.
The reliability of our solution has been tested and proven in over 12 countries worldwide, in conjunction with large government forest owners and independent research agencies. With development of our first products now complete, TreeMetrics is very much open for business and has already secured commercial contracts with the state growers in Ireland, the UK, and South Australia.
Cost pressures due to increased global competition, and the need to manage forest resources in a more sustainable fashion, have focused forest industry managers on minimizing value losses in the forest industry value stream. TreeMetrics have developed specific solutions to assist the forest industry’s changing focus from productivity measures, i.e. m3 of logs that meet the demand specification to measuring net value recovery.
The following flowchart describes the TreeMetrics method of timber measurement and optimisation. Click on each button for further information on each stage in the process.