According to many sampling protocols, samples must be collected from the upper third section of the tree. This is where you find sunlit foliage and new growth, which provides the most accurate information on the tree health (nutrients level, leaf mass per area, chlorophyll, spectral reflectance, etc.). The DeLeaves® tool solves this problem and makes it possible to sample the upper third section without the need for tree climbing, firearms, or line launchers. Contact us now for more information on this cutting-edge tree cutting drone.
Aerial sampling tool
|Max. cutting diameter||20 mm|
|Max. sample weight||1 kg|
|Battery capacity||5 - 20 samples|
|Battery voltage||11.1 V (3S)|
|Adjustable tool length||3 - 5 m|
|Adjustable tool orientation||0° - 90°|
|Tool weight||1.4 - 1.6 kg|
|UAV compatibility||DJI M200, M300, M600|
|Operating range||up to 20 km (FCC)|
|Video link resolution||1080P/30 FPS|
|Battery capacity||Built-in 4950 mAh|
|Operating temperature||0°C - 40°C|
|Charging temperature||10°C - 40°C|
The DeLeaves® tool has a powerful cutting mechanism that controls the branch feed rate to ensure optimal sampling. The BLDC motor is capable of cutting branches up to 20 mm in diameter.
“The DeLeaves sampler is totally changing the game for our lab! We have been integrating it into our field work this season and have so far been amazed by how well its working for us.”
Aaron Ramirez, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies & Biology, Reed College
With the purchase of the tool we offer a remote training with one of our experienced pilots. Training videos are coming up. For a more complete training, we can also organize in-person groups training.
Many factors can influence the range of the tree sampling tool. In open spaces, the communication can go up to 20 km. Although, when the canopy interfere with the signal, it can reduce the communication range from 200 m to 1 km depending on the canopy density and the area’s topograhpy.
We are the only authorized distributors of the DeLeaves sampling kit at this moment. If you need a demonstration for a specific application, please contact us.
Those are the only compatible drones at this moment, but if your drone can handle a payload of more than 2 kg, we can adapt the tree sampling tool for your drone. Please contact us for special requests.