Promoting non-destructive sampling methods

The scientific community applauds the use of the DeLeaves sampler in new research

In the summer of 2018, the DeLeaves Canopy Sampling Tool was used by a group of Canadian forestry scientists who intended to demonstrate the impact of wood ash application on the growth of sugar maple trees. The results of this study were published in the Forest Ecology and Management Journal last June.

Nicolas Bélanger, Professor at the Université TÉLUQ in Montreal and co-author of this article, felt like the drone-lifted sampling tool played an instrumental role in his research: “Sampling foliage manually on these large trees would have been simply unrealistic across all our study sites without the DeLeaves. It’s giving us a great capacity that we plan to use for future research of similar nature.’