Drones Being Used To Analyze The Health Status Of Trees

STEM Drone & UAV Summer Camps For Kids, Teens and High School Students

​The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 unmanned aerial vehicle was used to assess the condition of 52 trees using a hazard rating system designed for an urban landscape. AR.Drone hazard ratings were compared to the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers (CTLA) method of tree condition based on six variables: Trunk Condition, Growth, Crown Structure, Insect and Disease, Crown Development, and Life Expectancy. For each tree, streaming video from the AR.Drone was captured onto an iPad2 using the AR.FreeFlight 2.4 app. The AR.Drone was stable in flight and easy to manipulate and produced video that could be stored for later study.  Results indicate that urban trees can be effectively rated for hazard from a distance using a drone that can reach and assess areas of a tree not accessible or viewable from ground level.

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