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  • How Drones Are Becoming Essential for Forestry

    Guest post by Emily Folk Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, are a growing investment for both business and recreational purposes. They help different industries with maintenance, monitoring and data collection. The forestry sector is now seeing the benefits, as well. A forestry drone helps with aerial imagery, managing forest fires, tracking pests and planning.…

  • Drones Help to Reforest the Austrian Mountains

    Guest post by Steve Rout The Austrian Federal Forestry Service is testing the use of drones to help reforest steep mountains in remote areas. The Forestry Service manages around 15% of the country’s woodlands. Some of the timber stands at higher elevations are known as “Schutzwälder” (‘protection forests’) as they perform an important safety function…