Forest inventory and assessment play a pivotal role in the sustainable management of commercial forests. Accurate data regarding timber volume and the value of timber stands is essential for making informed decisions about harvesting, replanting, and ensuring the long-term profitability of forestry operations.
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.
Forestry is a vital sector for the economies and livelihoods of many people in East Africa. Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have a combined forest area of about 65.5 million hectares, which accounts for about 27% of their total land area¹. These forests provide a range of goods and services, such as timber, fuelwood, charcoal, non-timber forest products, biodiversity conservation, watershed protection, climate regulation and recreation.
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.
Precision Forestry for Climate Change Mitigation: Reducing Carbon Footprint With the growing concerns surrounding climate change, precision forestry has emerged as a promising solution to mitigate carbon emissions. This approach enables efficient and sustainable forest management while specifically targeting the reduction of carbon footprint. In this article, we will explore how precision [...]
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 [...]
Why do we actually need to look after and grow our forests and wood lots around the world? The forestry industries importance is highlighted across the commercial space as well as the benefits forests play in our daily lives. In this post, we discuss the critical value both commercial and natural forests play in our lives.
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.