Precision measurement of trees and forests


The research team will compare and contrast a number of different ways of collecting data from forests over time. The technologies used will include

The data will focus on tree crown architecture types.

The research aims to optimise data collection approaches to improve forest management (especially precision forestry), and to improve knowledge about tree crown architecture and trunk taper and form.

Chief investigator

Cris Brack, Fenner School, Australian National University (ANU).

Other investigators

Research aims

The primary aims of the project are to compare and contrast data capture using terrestrial lasers (Zebedee and DWEL), airborne lasers, and digital images especially across tree crown architecture types.


Time frame