Turning field data into insight


Our Mapping service incorporates UAV and terrestrial surveying technology to gather real-time aerial imagery and forest metrics. Our experienced forest managers utilise data collected to provide robust datasets ready for further interrogation identifying key outcomes for our client. 
A forest surveyor walking through high bracken and undergrowth into a forest to undertake a survey

Field Surveys

Aerial image of newly planted forest in Scotland

UAV/Drone Surveys

The process

Imagery gathered undergoes processing to generate geolocated aerial maps and models at a landscape scale. This information is then integrated with additional interpretation and on-site field data, resulting in fully interactive layers that seamlessly integrate with your preferred GIS platform or function as a standalone resource. This capability facilitates the concurrent execution of multiple assessments, leading to cost reduction and heightened operational efficiency.

Mapping software model showing a stratified woodland ready for a survey
Image of a stratified woodland showing UAV imagery overlayed with GIS interpretation layers

The real time solution

Carbon Assessments

Leveraging a blend of field data and aerial imagery, our team can assess the carbon sequestration capacity of a woodland. This comprehensive approach enables the projection of future carbon storage based on the growth dynamics of various strata within the woodland. This can be as a standalone assessment or as part of the Woodland Carbon Code.

Tree Health

Our team excels in identifying and reporting on the extent of tree safety issues arising from tree diseases. Additionally, we can assess recoverable timber to evaluate potential products following a tree health notice, aiding in mitigating financial losses. This proactive approach ensures a comprehensive understanding of tree health, contributing to responsible land management.

Woodland Stratification

Woodland stratification is essential for gaining a comprehensive understanding of a woodlands resource. Precisely measuring and compartmentalising areas is crucial, necessitating the collection of both geospatial and attribute data. Understanding the size, shape, and composition of the woodland and it features enables informed stratification and harvesting planning.

Planting Assessments

Stocking Density Assessments (SDA) serve as a crucial measure to evaluate the success of a woodland establishment project. Implementing a robust assessment process is essential for pinpointing areas of concern, comprehending their underlying causes, and focusing planning of subsequent beat-up planting efforts.

Peatland & Hydrology

Utilising aerial imagery and generating Digital Terrain Models of a landscape enables the comprehensive evaluation of hydrology and site composition. Augmented by on-the-ground sampling and surveys, this approach provides a detailed assessment, pinpointing drainage concerns and identifying saturated areas within a landscape.

 Storm Damage

Storm damage mapping is very important as the impact of unpredictable and severe weather patterns intensifies due to climate change. Employing drone imagery, NDVI imagery, and field surveys, we can effectively quantify the damage inflicted on woodlands by high winds, flooding, and drought.

Cumbria woodland coastal image Kielder forest drone flying