Our forest inventory system captures information from every visible tree crown
MORGANTOWN, W.V. (PRWEB) October 26, 2007
The corrected release reads:
IMAGETREE(TM) AWARDED FOREST INVENTORY PATENT
ImageTree(TM), the Precision Forestry Company(TM), has been awarded a patent for extracting forest inventory data gathered through remote sensing technology. ImageTree provides comprehensive assessments of forest assets, which are used by forest investors and managers to make better, more informed decisions about forest investment management and timberland management practices.
"Our forest inventory system captures information from every visible tree crown," said Mark Redlus, ImageTree Chief Executive Officer, "which allows us to produce a highly accurate, precise forest inventory. Forest asset managers can reduce their overall inventory costs by up to 25 percent because the ImageTree process reduces manual, labor-intensive inventory expenses."
ImageTree's patented forest inventory system includes:
1. Collecting images through remote sensing
2. Defining stands by analyzing these images
3. Assessing every visible tree crown in the stands with ForestSense (TM) software
4. Correlating tree crown images with random ground sampling
5. Extracting key inventory data and combining it with biometric models to determine key inventory information like diameter breast height (dbh), species, grade, volume and trees per acre
6. Reporting forest data by acre, stand and/or property that is used to make the site-specific management decisions required for precision forestry.
The key to ImageTree's patented process is the ForestSense software, which creates polygons for visible tree crowns, then measures and analyzes the details of each polygon to build the forest inventory. The resulting metrics are unparalleled in terms of accuracy and precision compared to conventional inventory methods.
In response to the company's continued growth, ImageTree has also expanded its board of directors. Veteran pulp and paper industry and banking executive Robert Garland and the dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia, Michael Clutter, have joined the company's board. Other members of the board include: Scott Nissenbaum of PA Early Stage Partners and Mark Redlus.
ImageTree is the Precision Forestry Company, providing accurate and consistent assessment of forest assets to improve forest management and financial performance. ImageTree, through more precise and timely evaluations of forestland, facilitates superior silvicultural and harvest decision making while providing unmatched data for confident investor reporting. For more information, visit http://www.imagetreecorp.com.