Forestry - Tree Surveys

Has anyone here successfully used their data/las file to extract tree data such as diameter at breast height. I see some opensource software and LiDAR360 showing how this is done. I am performing a job currently, and would like to use the LiDAR data for this rather than our traditional method. Would love to hear of an economical success story or for Rock Robotic to announce a new forestry processing option! LOL. I know they can do it when they decide to make it happen!

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@southernsurvey

I know they can do it when they decide to make it happen!

… you aren’t wrong…

Can you explain exactly what you are wanting? A report of all the recognizable trees and group them by dbh?

Yes this would be awesome! Extract trees above 4" dbh or greater to point file. Lidar360 and terrascan can do this but would be a nice included feature. Maybe eventually extract individual trees for forestry inventories

I haven’t run any existing data yet, but I’m told Trimble business center (TBC) version 5 and newer has the option to extract tree caliper, canopy, etc.