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Use of drones in forestry: sustainable management from the air

Aerial images have been used in forestry for decades to perform a variety of tasks, such as forest inventories or mapping damage after disasters. Today, very small unmanned aircraft that can fly autonomously –known as drones – can be employed.

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LIGNA enjoying strong exhibitor demand

Hannover, Germany. With LIGNA 2013 still nearly a year away, the show's organizer, Deutsche Messe, is reporting a solid registration count on the back of strong exhibitor demand. LIGNA, the leading trade fair for the forestry and wood industries, next runs from 6 to 10 May 2013, with "Making more out of wood: Innovations, Solutions, Efficiency" as its official motto.