Vegetation Management Made Easy with the TruPulse 360

by mphippen 2. August 2013 14:15

We in Colorado and the other Rocky Mountain states are privileged to live in or near vast areas of forested land with breathtaking views. As you've no doubt heard Colorado is experiencing a number of wild fires burning out of control. In particular the "Black Forest" fire near Colorado Springs has consumed over 22 square miles destroying over 500 homes killing two as of this writing. Ongoing drought conditions and high temperatures make our forests a tinder box for dry lightning strikes and other natural forms of ignition keeping state fire fighters on edge. Natural causes is one thing, but allowing encroaching vegetation to compromise clearance areas next to high voltage power lines is altogether another story! More...

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The Difference Between Arboriculture and Urban Forestry

by mphippen 16. April 2013 09:49

And ... How the TruPulse 360 laser rangefinder can be utilized in Forestry.

Arboriculture involves the care of individual trees, while urban forestry deals with forests as systems (groups of trees) in a developed setting.

The science of arboriculture focuses on proper tree planting, pruning, fertilizing, water and other maintenance issues. It also focuses on overall individual tree health. Urban forestry is also a social science, as well as More...

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Timber Cruising Tasks Simpler with LTI Laser Rangefinder

by mphippen 12. April 2013 11:16

"Families—not the federal government—are the largest ownership group of America's forest land. That’s right--families. And they own more than 250 million acres! Yet, many private woodland owners aren't actively engaged in keeping their woods healthy and productive. More...

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GIS/GPS Mapping Easier with the TruPulse 360 Laser Rangefinder

by mphippen 4. February 2013 13:10

Let's get beyond conventional approaches to decision support situations:

Worldwide, Land use regulation has been in place a long time to address community change.

Land, transportation, and water resources, among many other aspects of societal well-being, are not new. Community plans, zoning, infrastructure improvements have been used for many years managing these varied issues through conventional approaches to decision making. Plans encourage a look forward to address external influences of human activity. More...

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Safely Measure Damaged Crane from Hurricane Sandy

by mphippen 29. November 2012 11:42

The TruPulse 200 Laser Rangefinder Can Easily and Effectively Handle the Job.

On 10/29/2012 Hurricane Sandy slammed into the NJ/NY coast causing $billions in damage. It's almost been a month and we still hear horror stories of personal misery or about ongoing cleanup efforts.

One of the more interesting stories to follow was about the crane boom that got whipped around in the storm and ended up twisting around itself. According to Tom Barth, a crane expert, "The crane was at an More...

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Thousands of Trees Uprooted By Hurricane Sandy

by mphippen 20. November 2012 14:14

TruPulse 360 Laser Rangefinder Can Help Replant Trees Better and Smarter.

Hurricane Sandy a Category 1 variety, came ashore and administered unprecedented destruction in the New York, New Jersey area. Like falling domino's one uprooted tree would take out three or four others on its way to smashing somebody's house. In the Associated Press article posted on 'weather.com' it documents the tens of thousands of trees uprooted along the eastern seaboard. 10,000 were lost in NY City alone! "…Doug Blonsky, President of the Central Park Conservancy said among the hundreds of Central Park trees that became Sandy's victims were a popular 120-year-old swamp white oak near the Mall and a willow next to the Lasker pool!" These were landmarks! More...

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Tree Height Measurement Using the Latest Technology

by mphippen 19. October 2012 12:09

More than 200 freshmen from the University of Vermont are taking to the streets of Burlington, all part of a new effort to quantify the benefits of the city's urban forests. New technology, in the form of iTree (a free computer program developed by the Forest Service), is driving their studies. The program helps the students monitor urban forest health, as well as economic and environmental value of the forests. More...

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LTI Historical Moment - The TruPulse 360.

by mphippen 8. October 2012 10:37

Mike Phippen of Laser Technology recalls creating the TruPulse 360.

LTI is constantly striving to engineer laser measurement products that are unique and out front anticipating the needs of our customers. In 2007, we did just that...the TruPulse 360 didn’t come to fruition from air nor was it by accident. As always new ideas are put into practical use because we continually push the envelope! More...

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October is National NeighborWoods™ Month!

by mphippen 1. October 2012 09:55

Laser Technology Laser Measurement Products Take the Guesswork Out of Planting a Tree.

"National NeighborWoods™ Month celebrates the value of trees in communities and engages volunteers to take action to green their neighborhoods. Each October, National NeighborWoods™ Month unites local community groups nationwide to draw attention to the immense value of urban forests for building vibrant neighborhoods. When National NeighborWoods™ Month began in 2005; just 28 local ACTrees (Alliance for Community Trees) member organizations participated. Now organizations in hundreds of cities are joining together each October to promote our common message: trees are critical for successful communities."More...

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LTI Historical Moment - First Recreational Rangefinder

by mphippen 24. September 2012 10:32

Mike Phippen of Laser Technology recalls creating the first recreational rangefinder.

LTI partnered with Bushnell Optics in 1994 to create the first low-cost recreational rangefinder for golfing and hunting. We not only developed the technology that makes the distance measurements possible, but we also helped design the products themselves. Today, Bushnell is the most popular recreational rangefinder in the world, and LTI is still active in developing their next generation of products.More...

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