SKYLAB Seedling Counter

 Aerial seedling survival and weed monitoring    


 We analyse your drone images and automatically detect and count all seedlings, to provide you with seedling density maps, hotspots of planting failure and low density as well as areas of high weed pressure.



  • No more terrestrial sampling so you can focus all your efforts on quality issues and management actions
  • Cover 100% of stand at no extra cost
  • Never miss a plantation failure again
  • 90% saving of time and sampling effort: 1 person + 1 drone to cover 50ha in 1 hour
  • No more manual data entry or calculations
  • Use standard drones (e.g. DJI Mavic 2 Pro) with our easy-to-use instructions for best data acquisition
  • Clear and easy-to-use density maps can be customised to your requirements



  • We achieve standard accuracies of 95 to 99%
  • Good differentiation of seedlings from surrounding weeds and other features
  • Out-performed competitors in tests
  • Uncertainty inherent in normal spot sampling is massively reduced because we analyse 100% of yourplantation or stand
  • Density is calculated for every hectare





Maximise your starting stock to achieve optimum yields and ROI. No more ‘dead capital’ in underperforming hectares. Density maps provide clear evidence for success-based planting payments.


SKYLAB Seedling Counter Report

Using our exemplary evaluation, you can get to know the advantages and possibilities for yourself. Please download.

SKYLAB Seedling Counter Example Report
SKYLAB_Seedling Counter_Example Report.p
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.6 MB

Questions? Need help to get started?

Please contact Albrecht von Ruffer 

+49 177 65 15 964

How it works.


Upload your data to SKYLAB servers and tell us about your goals for the data analsyis. Full forest inventory or just an orthomosaic with tree count? Simple stress index map or a fully fledged bark beetle infection analysis? Just a 3D Pointcloud of your power line or rail track or with full vegetation and risk mapping? Select your desired parameters for high quality processing and we will quality check and process your data with short response times and recommendations for future quality improvements on the raw data.


Our algorithms carry out the analysis of your raw data to provide you with the desired, high quality output. Resulting maps and data are made available via the SKYLABmaps web-based platform (where you can edit, share and download the information) as well as vectorized datafiles for easy integration into your GIS tools. You can also view the results on your mobile device anywhere in the field.

We are happy to help you make the most of the results by assisting you with the integration into your management system as well as with the further interpretation of the results to achieve your desired objective.