canopy
sampling
tool

SPECS

Precision

Collect the branch of your choice with the DeLeaves tree sampling tool that offer an unparalleled precision.

easy to use

Our fully automated cutting sequence can be activated by pressing a single button.

Compatible

Our tool is fully compatible with the DJI M200 and M600 series. No modification needed to the UAV.

Versatile

The tree sampling tool length and orientation are fully adjustable to let you sample any tree species.

Specifications

Aerial sampling tool
Max. cutting diameter
Max. sample weight
Battery capacity
Battery voltage
Adjustable tool length
Adjustable tool orientation
Tool weight
UAV compatibility
Ground Station
Operating range
Operating system
Video link resolution
Battery capacity
Temperature
Operating temperature
Charging temperature


20 mm
1 kg
5 - 20 samples
‍11.1 V (3S)
3 - 5 m
0° - 90°
1.4 - 1.6 kg
DJI M200, DJI M600

up to 20 km (FCC)
Android
1080P/30 FPS
Built-in 4950 mAh

0°C - 40°C
10°C - 40°C

Vertical
configuration

Horizontal
configuration

key features

Cutting
mechanism

The powerful cutting mechanism controls the branch feed rate to ensure an optimal sampling. The powerful BLDC motor makes it possible to cut branches up to a diameter of 20 mm.

Electronic
controller

The electronic controller controls the operation of the whole sampling tool. It allows users to sample a branch by pressing a single button with a proven automated cutting sequence.

full hd camera
transmission

The DeLeaves sampling tool is equipped with a full HD camera and a digital video transmission system. Digital image transmission allows the user to distinguish the smallest branch and perform precision sampling.

emergency
release system

The emergency release system on the DeLeaves canopy sampling tool allows the tool to be detached from the UAV in the event of a major problem. The release mechanisms are designed to be triggered in less than a second in complete safety.

quick orientation
adjustment

A simple lever allows the user to quickly and easily adjust the orientation of the DeLeaves tree sampling tool. Adjusting the tool's orientation to match the canopy geometry allows you to sample branches from any tree species.

lightweight
carbon rod

The treetop sampling tool rods are made of carbon fiber to keep the payload's weight to a minimum. Those rods are designed for quick and easy assembly. It allows the user to adjust the total length of the tool to keep the UAV away from treetops.

key features

Cutting
mechanism

The powerful cutting mechanism controls the branch feed rate to ensure an optimal sampling. The powerful BLDC motor makes it possible to cut branches up to a diameter of 20 mm.

Electronic
controller

The electronic controller controls the operation of the whole sampling tool. It allows users to sample a branch by pressing a single button with a proven automated cutting sequence.

full hd camera
transmission

The DeLeaves sampling tool is equipped with a full HD camera and a digital video transmission system. Digital image transmission allows the user to distinguish the smallest branch and perform precision sampling.

emergency release
system

The emergency release system on the DeLeaves canopy sampling tool allows the tool to be detached from the UAV in the event of a major problem. The release mechanisms are designed to be triggered in less than a second in complete safety.

quick orientation
adjustment

A simple lever allows the user to quickly and easily adjust the orientation of the DeLeaves tree sampling tool. Adjusting the tool's orientation to match the canopy geometry allows you to sample branches from any tree species.

lightweight
carbon rod

The treetop sampling tool rods are made of carbon fiber to keep the payload's weight to a minimum. Those rods are designed for quick and easy assembly. It allows the user to adjust the total length of the tool to keep the UAV away from treetops.

VIDEOS

faq

Does the tree sampling tool require any modifications to my UAV?

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No, the tree sampling tool does not require any modifications to the UAV. The attachment has been designed to be installed and removed easily so you can continue to use your UAV for any applications.

How is the tree sampling tool controlled?

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The tool is totally independent from the UAV; it has its own power units, remote controller and camera. The automated cutting sequence can be activated by pressing a single button. Safety features are integrated to ensure the cutting sequence goes smoothly.

Is it possible to target a specific branch in the tree?

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Yes, the precise positioning of the tool allows you to align the cutting system opening into the branch of your choice.

Which tree species has been tested with the device yet?

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We do not hold a specific list of tree species that were sampled with our canopy sampling tool. The tool has been able to sample any deciduous and conifers in the North American ecosystem that it has been tried on. With the configurable orientation, you can adjust the tree sampling tool to match any canopy structure.

What kind of experience in drone piloting do we need?

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It is recommended to have basic experience in drone piloting since the operations are done nearby obstacles. Although, with minimal training and by following some basic rules, almost anyone can operate the system.

What kind of training do you offer?

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With the purchase of the tool we offer 4 hours of 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.

What is the range of this tool from the ground station?

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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.

Is there a retailer near me from which I can see the tool or have a demonstration?

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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.

I have another UAV than the DJI M200 or M600, could it be compatible?

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Those are the only two compatible drones at this moment, but if your drone can handle a payload of more than 2 kg, it is likely that we can adapt the tree sampling tool for your drone. Please contact us for special requests.