Welcome to the forestutils docs!

3D-tools is a set of tools for analysing pointclouds of a forest.

main.py can be used by developers, but for general use you can instead pip install forestutils, which makes the forestutils command available from your terminal.


  • Detect, map, and extract trees from the full pointcloud
  • Calculate location, height, canopy area, and colour of each tree
  • Losslessly reduce pointcloud size by discarding ground points

It is written in pure Python (3.4+), available under the GPL3 license, and can analyse multi-gigabyte datasets in surprisingly little memory.