5 02, 2018

Green-Wood Cemetery Employs Drone to Assist with Oak Wilt Diagnosis

By |2018-02-05T11:34:59-05:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: DEC, Diseases and Insects, Innovative Projects and Programs, NYC, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A drone’s aerial perspective on a red oak (Quercus rubra), infected with oak wilt, in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. NYSDEC recently launched its use of drones for things like monitoring coastal erosion on Lake Ontario, exploration of bat caves in Mineville, restoration of beach dunes on [...]

28 11, 2017

Drones in the Urban Forest, Part 2: The Potential

By |2017-11-28T11:50:38-05:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Technology, Tree Inventory|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Drone making visual tree inspection. Photo by Dan Staley In Remote Sensing and Assessment of Urban Forests with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of City Trees, author and UAVs (drones) expert Dan Staley defines terms and lays out the potential uses of this rapidly evolving [...]

28 11, 2017

Drones in the Urban Forest, Part 1: NYSDEC’s Drone Program Takes Off

By |2017-11-28T10:31:13-05:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: DEC, Innovative Projects and Programs, Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

NYSDEC is now using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) for a variety of monitoring purposes around the State. This terrific video, followed by the official NYSDEC press release, shows you the projects undertaken thus far. The ones that will perhaps interest the NYS urban [...]

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