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​​Interpine offers a range of services tailored to suit your needs

Shaping Today's Forests with the Technology of Tomorrow
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​​Forest Yield, Forest Valuation


Carbon Forestry

ETS Services

GIS, Remote Sensing, Drone Services


Permanent Sample Plot Surveys


Harvesting Performance


LiDAR Processing, Forest Metric Analysis

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Silvicultural Quality Assurance

Wood Quality

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GPS/GNSS Equipment Hire

GPS Equipment Hire 

Log Scaling, Log Conformance


 Forest Industry Training


Forest Health



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 Latest News and Articles


UAV / Drones in Forestry - Reaching for a New Perspection
13/11/2017 12:49:00 p.m.
​Because of the scale involved in forestry, both time and area, mathematics has always been heavily employed so foresters can take samples and calculate averages or make predictions on the growth or yield of their crop. With the advent of increasingly usable and accessible aerial remote sensing techniques, in particular...

Potential of Using UAV / Drones for Pest Control ?
7/11/2017 12:09:00 p.m.
​Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and remote image sensing cameras have considerable potential for use in pest control operations. UAVs equipped with remote sensing cameras could be flown over forests and remnant bush sites, particularly those not currently receiving any pest control, to record the uniquespectral signature of the vegetation and...

Helping Make the Pulp & Paper Sector More Efficient with Timely Chip Stocks
2/11/2017 11:30:00 a.m.
​Our UAV team making the #pulp #paper #industry more efficient through more timely #volumetric #stock takes with #Drones / #UAV. "Use of UAV’s for quantifying our stock pile volumes has been a great step forward in a timely and more accurate process wood fibre management. Interpine have provided a innovative service...

Not all about the day job.. Our #UAV pilots volunteer to track Kiwi.
2/11/2017 11:19:00 a.m.
​Quietly amongst the Kaweka Ranges in Hawkes Bay the Kiwi can more often be heard. North Island Brown Kiwi to be exact with help from the Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd Kiwi Creche, located at the Boundary Stream Mainland Island Reserve, and the tireless efforts of a few hardy volunteers...

Using Thermal IR and Fire Modelling to help with Fire Attack Planning and Suppression
20/10/2017 3:41:00 p.m.
​Great to be presenting alongside the Scion rural fire research team at the annual Forest Growers Research Conference being held in Christchurch.  With a field trip from the conference visiting the fire ground and together with the Department of Conservation (DOC) and PF Olsen Limited, the Interpine team presented the...

Introductory Drone / UAV Training Course: 11-15 Dec 2017
20/10/2017 2:22:00 p.m.
Interpine is continuing to provide a pathway for the adoption and wider deployment of #DJI #MavicPro #Phantom4 #UAV / #Drones, RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) to be a regular tool being used by our field foresters with our Forest #Industry here in New Zealand. This course allows you to get your UAV Civil Aviation Authority CAR 101...

ForestTech 2017 Workshop: Forestry Orientated LiDAR Analysis
14/09/2017 3:47:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the ForestTECH 2017 series this year, Interpine will be running a LiDAR Analysis workshop the day after each event – Friday 17 November, Rotorua and in Melbourne, Thursday 23 November. It will teach delegates how to manipulate, process and visualize LiDAR datasets, with a specific focus on forestry derived...

LiDAR meets 3D Printing - Benefits of 3D Printing for Forest Engineering
31/07/2017 3:48:00 p.m.
​Our Remote Sensing team are constantly immersing ourselves in 3D modelling from our rich #LiDAR datasets. #3Dprinting technology brings this from the screen to the table. Meet our miniature model of White Island Volcano in New Zealand. Getting #LiDAR data adopted is not always about viewing the data, what about...

Using Drones / UAV for 3D Modelling Forest Tree Structure
18/07/2017 5:20:00 p.m.
​The Interpine #UAV #Drone continue to innovate around the use of structure from motion 3D modelling. In this case we show some examples of modelling tree structure and resulting stem volume / form, which are important in the forest yield modelling calculations. Doing this type of trial / study work...

Rise of the Forest Drones; HarvestTech 2017 Conference
13/07/2017 12:59:00 p.m.
Rise of the #forest #drones; Interpine's UAV team leader spoke recently at the FIEA HarvestTech 2017 conference in Rotorua. With of 450 delegates hearing about operational implementation and future opportunities that will see improvements in the way harvest contractors manage safety, training, and monitor / improve productivity using drone technology. Robin...

NZ Forestry Sector Collaborates in Capturing 532,000ha of the Plantation Estate with LiDAR
13/07/2017 12:57:00 p.m.
​Interpine Innovation is currently around 50% through the LiDAR capture of 532,000ha of plantation forest in New Zealand. It’s a collaborative project that brings together forest owners, which affords efficiencies in both LiDAR capture and processing. LiDAR which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing method that...

Innovations in Drone use in the Rural Fire; FRFANZ Conference 2017
13/07/2017 12:55:00 p.m.
​Interpine's General Manager and Lake Okareka Rural Fire Force Deputy Station Officer FENZ Rural, David Herries will be providing insights into use #UAV #Drones during 2016/17 #fire season at #FRFANZ (#UFBA) conference 1-4 August 2017 in Auckland. After successfully deploying the technology into some of New Zealand's largest fires in...

Distribution of Planting Seedlings via Drone / UAV
28/06/2017 10:01:00 a.m.
​Interpine's UAV team preparing for the upcoming radiata pine planting season across our plantations in New Zealand. Targeting to ease the distribution of #forest #seedlings for #planting with our #UAV / #Drones technology. Distribution of planting boxes to those that need it in steep terrain is time consuming and often...

Forest Harvester System Management Workshop in Rotorua 2017
23/06/2017 1:41:00 p.m.
​#Forest #harvester system management through Interpine's ForestPHD #STICKS Cloud Service. We are hosting an industry user workshop today at @ToiOhomai Forestry School in Rotorua. With some 20 million m3 of wood supply in STICKS over the last couple of years, 58,000+ StanForD PRI files, and over 300+ machines now connected...

Mapping Invasive Aquatic Weed with Drones / UAV and Near Infrared
14/06/2017 10:11:00 a.m.

​Our #UAV / #Drone team monitoring invasive weed at New Zealand's #Hydro lakes, helping reduce the disruption to our power supply using #NIR (near infrared) imagery and the skills of GIS team for semi-automated classification for management of this risk to power generation industry.