A New Tool for Detecting and Attributing Cause of Tree Decline
Because of its coarse scale, satellite imagery cannot detect patterns within tree mortality, nor identify individual trees. High-resolution imagery collected via small aircraft, however, can be used toidentify imminent individual tree mortality. The high-resolution imagary can be used to indentify individual trees in decline and patterns of crown mortality, which can be used to determine the cause for the decline. Forestry professionals can use this methodology to help target at-risk trees for removal during forest restoration activities.
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