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Measuring Tree Heights

Determine accurate tree volume for reliable timber inventory evaluations.

Tree height measurements in a matter of seconds

Laser Tech’s laser rangefinders have two simple on-board height measurement routines where you can see the results instantly.

  • The Missing Line routine provides the most accurate method for tree height, as it accounts for the typical scenario where the tree top is not directly over the base. With clear line of sight to the base (or a reference mark above it) and to the top, measure distance and inclination to these two points. The LTI laser will calculate the Vertical Distance between them for an accurate tree height.
  • The on-board Height routine in the laser is a 3-shot workflow and only requires one good distance anywhere on the tree stem. Angles to the base and top are then measured and the resulting height is displayed. This method is used when the Missing Line method is impractical or when the tree top is directly over the base.

All our laser rangefinders have a filter mode that forces the distance sensor to only recognize highly reflective material. Use this function when obstructing foliage is extremely dense. Simplify your worflow even more and capture your results in one of the LaserSoft® apps.


  • Navigating to plot center
  • Marking tally trees based on distance from plot center
  • Measuring limiting distance to borderline trees
  • Stem mapping