Old chestnut tree visualized in detail using 3D laser scanning

(07-06-2022) Non-destructive biomass estimates are usually done through allometric models based on tree diameter and height. These models are not always accurate. Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning, individual trees and dead wood can be measured more accurately.

Monitoring climate change requires an accurate estimate of above-ground biomass, which is crucial for monitoring carbon storage in our forests. With the BEAMS project, CAVELab is helping to make non-destructive biomass estimates that contribute to the recommendations of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). This work helps to support policymakers decision making based on the most recent and relevant information about climate change.