There are two important aspects of this industry: deforestation and reforestation. Both of which have an immense need for accurate mapping, planning, and understanding of the land.
Mills have a very involved job when it comes to knowing their land, how it can be used, what is safe to be removed, and what needs to be done for upkeep. Forests are a key resource in the Canadian economy. Many people use multiple different paper products each day, and although there is an incredible movement towards going paperless, there is no denying that life as we know it would be very different without paper. Lumber is also predominantly used in building houses and furniture. Although there are eco-friendly alternatives, there will always be a demand for mills and forestry. In order to do this in the most efficient and least wasteful manner, it is important to gather as much information about the land so the resource can be replenished appropriately. This is where reforestation comes in. Tree planters from all over the world work extremely hard each summer to plant saplings that will grow into very useful forests one day. The use of aerial imagery is important for reforestation companies in order to direct their planters accordingly. Maps and information about the land are equally important to these workers as they are to the mill. Drone technology is an economical option for accomplishing this.
Drone technology can be a valued asset for the industry in mapping, land assessment, and sampling. Dronemates is focused on these services when it comes to forestry and wants to be involved in any way we can. It is our goal to help forestry become more efficient, economical and beneficial for all.