Excerpt from the aerial photography of the Hainich National Park: Comparison of infrared and RGB images. Dead trees stand out clearly in both images.
The forests in Germany and the world are in a worse state than ever before. One of the most important near-natural beech forests and UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site is the Hainich National Park in Thuringia (Germany).
GeoFly was commissioned in the middle of the year to fly above the national park. Aim of aerial surveying of the 75 km² large forest area was the analysis of the current forest damage as well as the documentation of changes of the forest structures in the national park. The forest area was already collected by GeoFly in 2018. The comparison of the data now provides information on the changes between booth years.