Entries by ArborCarbon

Trees cut heat on city’s streets – City of Perth

“Experts have long known that the canopy provided by trees can affect temperatures. The thermal imaging results, which are in the City of Perth’s draft urban forest plan, put a figure on the reality of that relationship.” Fantastic to see the City of Perth  communicating  the linkage between tree canopy and heat. The work provided […]

Benefits of urban trees – Infographic

  Benefits of Urban Trees  infographic by the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). “Large urban trees are excellent filters for urban pollutants and fine particulates. Trees can provide food, such as fruits, nuts and leaves. Spending time near trees improves physical and mental health by increasing energy level and speed of recovery, […]

Urban greening becoming a hot issue for WA

Great article by Hana Jestribek in TheFifthEstate “Heatwave-related deaths in Perth are expected to more than double from 137 in 2011 to 378 by 2050 as the state faces increased warming due to climate change. This prediction from the State of Australian Cities 2013 places Perth fourth in Australia for the number of annual heat-related […]

Greens launch Urban Forest Plan

  On Monday night the WA Greens launched their new Urban Forest Plan for Perth,  at the WA State Library. The event was a huge success, filling the 207 seat lecture theater to capacity and forcing some late comers to have to watch from the entrance. Urban trees and green spaces look destine to be an […]

Cubert and VITO Remote Sensing introduced compact hyperspectral COSI-cam at EGU 2016

  “Last week during the the European Geosciences Union – General Assembly 2016 (EGU 2016), Cubert, a German hyperspectral camera manufacturer, and VITO introduced the COSI Cam, a high ground resolution hyperspectral mapper.” See article published on VITO  by Delaur’e Bavo ArborCarbon in Perth, Western Australian are  distributors for Cubert in Australia and New Zealand.     […]

Drones with Multispectral Cameras Bring Efficiency to High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping

An excellent article by BioPhotonics  James Schlett, discussing the applications and challenges associated with UAV/UAS mounted hyperspectral imaging, with valuable input from our partner Igno Breukers at Quest Innovations . “Drone-supported multispectral imaging can help break the ‘phenotyping bottleneck’ and enable plant breeders to grow the most drought-tolerant, disease-resistant and highest-yielding genetically enhanced crops. However, shortcomings in aerial multispectral imaging technology […]

The Giving Tree

  Going to the trouble of building around  beautiful mature trees is well worth the effort. This amazing home which was built by the principal of Modal Design in the LA suburb of Venice, California, is a great example.  Read the article about this project in Dwell Magazine . California has a hot and dry climate similar to […]

Climate change could put eucalypts at risk of death from air bubbles

“Extreme droughts could lead to widespread death of eucalypts from embolisms, researchers say. ArborCarbon scientists have co-authored publications that have investigated the link between bioclimate events like drought to the decline of eucalypt forests in Western Australi. Key points Some trees can shrink the width of their water transport vessels in response to lack of […]

What is Tomnod?

Tomnod (the Mongolian word for “Big Eye”) is a crowdsourcing platform run by commercial satellite company DigitalGlobe that combines the powers of crowdsourcing and timely satellite imagery. It enables volunteers to identify objects of interest in satellite images, typically for response and recovery efforts after disasters. The crowdsourcing platform allows volunteers to comb through imagery […]