New project to use drones for Emerald Ash Borer research in Boulder

6:19 AM, Jul 13, 2017

BOULDER, colo - A new project is coming to Boulder to study ash trees from above.

Arbor Drone LLC, Spectrabotics LLC, and researchers from Colorado College will collect data using drone flights over southwest Boulder this week to study trees affected by Emerald Ash Borer.

Drone LLC says the main purpose of the Boulder drone flights is to use a multispectral sensor to study the light reflectance of ash trees attacked by EAB. The high-resolution sensor collects light in both the visible and infrared spectrum to study plant health.

Researchers say understanding how trees react when attacked by EAB will help urban forest managers to follow the disease and to manage pests in real time...

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