Timber Species Identifier

Use TSI to accurately identify timber species from LiDAR data

The subject is a second growth harvest block with an area of 20.6 ha. The elevation range is from 402m to 478m and TSI segmented 7,520 trees. The LiDAR was flown August 2011 and the block was harvested in May 2013.

Above: The block is predominantly douglas fir with secondary species of western hemlock, western red cedar, amabilis fir (balsam), and red alder

Above: 858 trees out of 7,520 total record a volume above 2 cubic meters each. TSI calculates 3,077 trees with a volume over 1 m3.

Above: Each tree is colour-coded per its primary product. In this example, 1,522 trees yielded saw logs as their primary product.

Above: The relationship of product per species is depicted.