What is Precision Forestry?
Precision Forestry uses high technology sensing and analytical tools to support site-specific, economic, environmental, and sustainable decision-making for the forestry sector supporting the forestry value chain from bare land to the customer buying a sheet of paper or board.“ PF thus provides for additional, adequate quality information about forests and the manufacturing of forest products to help maximize economic return within accepted, current constraints. It provides the tools to make good decisions, to obtain highly repeatable measurements, to take accurate actions, and provides for processes to initiate, cultivate and harvest trees, as well as enhance bio-diversity and other environmental resources. It includes planning and conducting site-specific forest management activities and operations to improve wood product quality and utilisation, reduce waste, increase profits, and maintain the quality of the environment.
Types of tools applied in Precision Forestry:
Measurement and Monitoring Tools