What are the modifications required for drone canopy leaf sampling?

  • Make sure the prop blades are protected.
  • Modify the tail to include a collection device.  A very sharp blade at a sharp angle allows twigs to be cut off and often to remain caught in the space between the blade and tail.
  • Learn how to drive the drone using the camera.
  • For more on drones being used for Forestry Research at UC Berkeley, go to https://nature.berkeley.edu/garbelottowp/?s=drone.