Silviculture is like the caretaker of forests. It's all about managing and nurturing the trees to achieve specific goals. Think of it as the art and science of taking care of forests to ensure they thrive in the long run.
Counting the number of trees in a compartment or specific area within a forest is an integral act in forestry management and research. Tree counts help to establish an accurate forest inventory which provides valuable information about species composition, density, age structure, and overall forest health.
Ugandan Government is progressing on restoring the 2.5 million hectares of degraded land by the year 2030. With tree farming increasingly becoming a profitable venture, not only in Uganda but on the international market, the demand for wood products and commercial forestry is growing.
Commercial forestry is the practice of growing and harvesting trees for various commercial uses, such as lumber, paper, bioenergy, and other forest products. The forestry industry can be divided into several segments which we will describe in our blog post.
The importance of our natural forests With the ever increasing threat of deforestation, it's important to acknowledge that natural forests are also facing increasing threats such as deforestation, fragmentation, and degradation, which are driven by factors such as land use change, urbanization, and climate change. In order to protect and preserve the ecological, economic and social [...]
Nairobi, Kenya – The 15th of November saw the official launch of the Geospatial Forestry Platform take place with key decision makers in the East African forestry industry in attendance to discuss the benefits of a more technological approach to forestry in the area.
We are proudly featured on the cover of WoodBiz Africa's October edition. Read more about how our platform aims to consolidate geospatial forestry monitoring into an online tool that is used across the board to enhance key decision making at all phases in the timber plantation lifecycle. From planning to planting and ongoing monitoring of plantations across the world. The Geospatial Forestry Platform has been developed by Swift Geospatial, one of the world's leading GIS and remote sensing companies, to actively change the forestry industry through technology.