TreeMetrics Limited wins Forestry Award

29th June 2005

A CORK-BASED forestry research company has scooped a major European industry award for the development of image processing technology to assess forest crop attributes.

Treemetrics will share the €50,000 Schweighofer Prize with its German research partner, the University of Freiburg’s Institute of Forest Growth.

The award is handed out every two years for innovation in forestry, wood technology, timber products and marketing and is regarded as the leading award in the European timber industry.

The technology developed by TreeMetrics is centered around the use of lasers and provides timber growers with information on the quality and value of forest crops.

Irish Examiner 29th June 2005