Effective Forestry Planning

Gain a competitive advantage with better data for planning. Improve woodlot selection, road planning and harvest scheduling.

Accurate Forest Models

Our precision is less than 0.5m for tree location, elevation contours and boundary mapping. Create precise profitable strategies.

Science Based Approach

Samples and high level estimations are good enough for many applications. When it comes to harvesting and lot assessments, high resolution data is invaluable.

Our Vision

Our intention is to provide innovative technology to the forestry Industry, allowing the most sustainable management practices to be applied based on the current forest dynamic.

At Digital Timber we specialize in forest inventory data collection through remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) to provide our clients a new perspective on forest management. Managing vast areas of forest, while maintaining enhanced data makes DIGITAL TIMBER the most progressive choice for forest data collection. Our role is to provide you, our client the information you need to evaluate the best management practice based on individual forest plots.

RPAS data collection methods have enhanced forest metric data collection providing detailed and accurate forest inventory information. Low flying RPAS allow our proprietary software to detect individual tree metrics across forest plot enabling forest managers to apply sustainable management strategies based on the new perspective Digital Timber provides them.

“Digital Timber innovates traditional data collection methods of group attributes applied across a stand down to individual tree attributes. The use of dynamic data collection provides the client site specific data based on the current conditions. Measuring tree by tree you can then see the real difference in profitability and allows you the ability to properly manage your asset”

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Industry Partners

In an effort to provide cost effective data, Digital Timber will be looking to empower clients with the opportunity and option to conduct their own data collection. This will allow our clients a more hands on approach to the entire process, providing both local employment opportunities as well as a greater control over the entire forest management process. This partnership will be supported by Digital Timber's client training for both data acquisition as well as drone flights.

Why Choose a Digital Forest Inventory?


Avoid potential hazards posed by traditional forestry inventory methods.

Selective Harvesting

Individual trees are geo located allowing harvesters to select highest valued trees from the plot.

Real Time Data

With forest dynamics constantly changing Digital Timber collects current data allowing clients to manage stands more effectively

Micro stand Inventory

UAVs have allowed for high resolution data to be collected providing detailed information pertaining to individual trees within a plot.

Environmentally Responsible

Allows data to be collected in environmentally sensitive areas with no human disturbance.

Growth Analysis

Annual data can be collected and compared to previous data showing yearly growth rate.

Species Classification

Using a remotely piloted aircraft system Digital Timber can fly at low altitudes to acquire high resolution images allowing our software to individually identify tree species. The images gathered can be processed quickly providing current inventory of the focus plot.

Canopy Height Model

Generated forest models allow Digital Timber to extract individual canopy heights within a stand allowing forest managers to predetermine whether forest characteristics match the mills specifications.

Forest Management

Digital Timber's responsibility is to supply you the forest manager, landowner, consultant with the data you need to make accurate and sustainable management decisions. As facilitators of data we can provide current accurate forest inventory models that can be interpreted by forestry professionals.

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Enhanced Forest Inventory Data

Choose the services that meet your current strategic phase

Species Identification

  • Identify exactly which species will be harvested for your mill

  • Determine hardwood/ softwood composition of stand

  • Detect number of dead trees

Stand Species Classification

Individual Tree Heights

  • Determine harvest time when trees are most valuable

  • Identifies growth patterns

Stand Species Classification

Calculated DBH Models

  • Mill can predetermine what size logs will be harvested

  • Harvest can occur when trees maximize profit or meet mill requirements

Stand Species Classification

Smart Forest

  • Digitally plan harvest to reduce field cost and meet equipment demands

  • Metric data for each individual tree

  • Volume calculations

  • Determine yield so lead time for mills are shortened and less stock is required on hand

  • Dynamic data that can be collected frequently allowing models to better predict forest growth, value and effectiveness of management strategies

Stand Species Classification

The concept of managing thousands upon thousands of hectares of forest can be a daunting task.
Determining tree types, potential yields and a cost-effective way to harvest can tremendously impact the profitability.
Imagine having data on each tree to be harvested.
Knowing its GPS location, tree type, height, crown, and potential yield. Couple that with highly accurate terrain contours allowing for the proper selection of roads for harvesting.

Our Services


Digital Timber develops a plan based on individual client’s data requirements. Preflight boundaries are determined to ensure complete encapsulation of the forest stand is captured.

Data Acquisition

Remotely piloted aircraft systems allow for aerial imagery to be collected at a high resolution. Depending on data quality standards imagery resolution is between 1.2- 3 cm per pixel providing greater detail than satellite or other aerial photography.

Data Processing

Both LiDAR and aerial imagery is processed through proprietary software to a level specified by the client.

Enhanced Forestry Inventory

Digital Timber processes up to date data providing current forest metrics of individual trees within a plot such as canopy models, height, species, DBH …etc.

Forest Modeling and Reporting

Digitized forest models provide a different perspective for forest managers allowing them to have detailed information on individual trees/complete stand information which would otherwise take weeks to complete with traditional methods.

Digital Timber Application

Forestry management is reliant on accurate and current data. Using the new Digital Timber application, forest inventory data could not be updated and managed easier. The user-friendly platform uses RPAS data collected by Digital Timber to establish a base map containing individual tree inventory across the entire stand which can then be updated and edited directly from the app.

*Application is currently in beta testing.
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We Can Help Your Forestry Operation

*We will never share or sell your information. It will only be used for providing a quote and information relevant to your project.


Our Professionals

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Eric Rayner

  • RPAS Forestry Technician
  • Certified Advanced RPAS Pilot