The importance of the article for the I-MAESTRO Project:
Site productivity and forest growth are critical inputs into projecting wood volume and biomass accumulation over time. Most of the previous research utilizing the remote sensing data for assessment of site index with forest height are based on the existing height growth models developed with traditional dendrometric methods. However, these traditional methods are both time-consuming and expensive. This study demonstrates how bi-temporal airborne laser scanning (ALS) data collected within the 8-year period can be used for the development of height growth models. The models developed within presented research would be used in I-MAESTRO project in calculations of ecosystem services indicators such: total volume, wood production and carbon storage for Milicz case study.