A few days ago Michael Davie pm'd me to mention that most of N Ohio had good LiDAR data. I took the time to learn the Fusion program(in a limited fashion), and the results are really intriguing. So far I've used Fusion to confirm earlier site measurements, but the primary utility for me will be to scout new sites before a visit. It's gratifying that so far the measurements produced by Fusion/LiDAR correspond directly with laser measurements I've taken.
Below are two pics--a screen shot of a LiDAR tile, with an area highlighted, bottom left; the second a screen shot of the highlighted area, turned 180 degrees, as viewed in the LDV(LiDAR data viewer). The color scale on the left of the second image shows the tree height, with 166' the tallest, in red. The LDV view can be rotated, enlarged, tilted, etc. to get a better visualization of the forest.
every plant is native somewhere