Our Surveying & Inventory service incorporates the latest woodland surveying technology, software and specialist knowledge to gather accurate data about woodlands. providing owners and managers with reliable information about their timber stocks and woodlands.

We understand there are multiple reasons for surveying woodlands. Whether its for woodland planning, attribute mapping, timber forecasting or valuations, we offer an economical solution tailored to your requirements.

Why survey...

Using accurate data gives you confidence when making forest management decisions. Using sound data derived from an objective assessment process adds value to the figures and increases customer confidence. When selling timber standing it is imperative you undertake the correct type of survey to accurately represent the stand. Using incorrect or out of date data will inevitably lead to poor management. 

The risk of not surveying

By not surveying you can not objectively asses the condition of your resource. You can only hope that everything is OK.

  • Stand attributes will not be recorded. 
  • Incorrect spatial data will not be identified.
  • Inaccurate valuation of standing timber.
  • Field data is weakened statistically, or the field work will be more problematical.

Woodland Inventories

Providing a detailed woodland inventory is a fundamental cornerstone for woodland planning. By gathering data about the volume, species, stocking and variability of a woodland we are able to advise owners about the health and productivity of individual strata. Whether managed for commercial or recreational purposes, this survey enables managers to understand their resource.

Timber Quality Assessments

When surveying high quality stands it is important to fully understand the standing value. Our intensive timber assessment provides a solution which is fully auditable and accurately measures and grades each product. This in turns ensures the best economic return at sale.

Distance Measurements

Distance measuring is a central application in most forest planning operation: to measure fence lines, infrastructure, radius of sample plots, distance to trees for height evaluation, distance to border trees. Using laser and ultra sound technology gives accurate measurements no matter the density of vegetation or accessibility of terrain.

Production Forecasting

Following conventional mensuration methods we can provide you with detailed information about your current asset value and identify key drivers for the future. Forest Surveys have no dependant relationships with buyers and timber markets, so you can be confident you will receive impartial advice every step of the way.

Attribute Mapping

Using the latest technology and real time aerial photography, we are able to gather data on multiple aspects of a site. Whether assessing net areas and recording GPS tagged boundaries, identifying tree health issues, mapping wind throw or ground conditions. We can interpret, analyse and collate this information and turn it into a useable resource, giving you the ability to make informed decisions based on sound data.

Mapping Individual Trees

Mapping trees and other vegetation in forest sample plots is important for many applications such as forest remote-sensing projects and mapping mountain vegetation, trees in burnt forests and seedlings for monitoring forest regeneration. Using unique systems designed to cope with challenging environments, our operators can gather highly accurate GPS data about each attribute within a sample area.