In June 2013, American Forests launched a program to revamp their tree measuring guidelines and upgrade the big tree database so it could be more valuable for scientific research. The up-to-date guidelines are available on the American Forests website.
In a joint American Forest-Laser Technology, Inc., (LTI) initiative, the team organized and produced three Tree Measuring webinars to spread the word to big tree hunters and the forestry community about the updated guidelines on measuring height, circumference, and crown spread. As an outgrowth of efforts, a National Cadre of expert tree measurer has been created. Workshops are being held around the country to recruit and train Cadre members.
The first workshop was held at Cook Forest State Park, PA on April 16-17, 2015. The event netted nine new recruits. The second event was held at Mohawk Trail State Forest, MA on May 8, 2015. Five more recruits came through that effort. The third workshop is scheduled for June 26-27 in Durango, CO, and the fourth at Virginia Tech on September 14, 2016.
Bob Leverett, the principal organizer of these workshops, has made the LTI TruPulse 360 laser rangefinder the star equipment performer at these events. In fact, the TruPulse 360 is the unofficial equipment choice of the National Cadre. Leverett and others make good use of all the instrument's features, especially the missing line routine. LTI plans to donate a TruPulse 360 at the Durango workshop.
LTI designs and manufactures the most popular line of handheld measurement and mapping lasers in today's market. The TruPulse laser series has a proven track record of producing reliable measurements used by of thousands of forestry professionals around the world. LTI is committed to supporting American Forests with our products and complete solutions.
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