Google News article Google has been developing its own tree-ring data to help it manage forest land, as well as to help businesses and organizations identify forests that have significant potential for future logging and that could be affected by climate change.
The company says that using the data could lead to “a better understanding of the forests we care about, and a better understanding how we manage our land.”
The company also recently launched a tool to help companies find forests that may be more suitable for timber production, which has the added benefit of helping forest managers identify areas that need conservation, said John McAlpine, vice president of product management for Google’s forest services.
Google has launched a new tool to assist with tree-trading on its website.
This tool can be used by companies to find forest-owned timber, which could then be traded on the market.