Both the 2021 and 2022 ForestTECH series, like many other meetings and events, were disrupted by Covid. In saying that, well over 300 delegates from 15 different countries were involved in both the on-line event run for the industry in February and then the in-person end-of-year ForestTECH series that ran in both New Zealand and Australia in November 2022.
The annual Australasian forestry technology series, as evidenced by recent growth and turnouts of delegates, both live and virtual, has now a truly international standing and following amongst the international forest community.
Feedback from 2022 delegates overwhelmingly said that the 2023 event should stay with the same two themes; (a) remote sensing, forest data capture and inventory management, and (b), tree crop management, automated silviculture (including mechanised planting, thinning and pruning) and forest establishment that we’ve been using since 2020.
Again, the very latest developments around remote sensing, data capture, forest inventory, tree establishment, automated silviculture and mechanised planting will form the basis of the annual technology update. It will include research and trial results, new and developing technologies and key lessons from industry on the practical integration of this new technology into forest operations.
For the full conference programme in both New Zealand and Australia, click here. Information on pre-and post-conference workshops that have been opened to all ForestTECH 2023 delegates as well as information on a Remote Sensing Cluster Group meeting being held the day before the Rotorua event, can be found on the workshops tab.
Further details and updates will follow.