At Timbeter we sincerely support Ukraine in these difficult times. To that end, we have taken steps to help the entire forest industry of the country, working with Ukrainian companies and universities. Since the start of the war, Timbeter has offered Ukrainian companies a free subscription with full functionality. Along with the free license, companies participate in training sessions with our experts, who conduct demonstrations of our software, helping them to understand how the program works and share useful tips for the most accurate, easy, and fast measurements with Timbeter.
In addition to that, Timbeter and the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine have signed a cooperation agreement for the current academic year. The purpose of this collaboration is to introduce young specialists to digital technologies aimed at ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources, avoiding illegal activities in the forest sector and increasing transparency in the forest industry as a whole. Many future foresters are writing dissertations based on conducting experiments with the software, comparing digital measurements to manual, and exploring modern technology for improving and optimizing the quality of forestry processes. In a seminar format, Timbeter’s product was presented to more than 150 bachelor and master students, as well as faculty teachers and professors.
Oleksandr Lesnik, candidate of Agricultural Sciences, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Forest Mensuration and Forest Management of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, shared his thoughts on how Timbeter’s solution will help develop Ukrainian forestry and secure against illegal activities: “The implementation of Timbeter’s software in today’s realities can reduce the turnover of illegally sold timber products during logging operations. Now the electronic system of timber tracking must be maintained on a mandatory basis during timber harvesting. However, given the insufficient number of employees, the measuring of harvested timber products often occurs when the timber leaves the site. Therefore, for a certain time these unaccounted products are at the site and can be illegally exported. Timbeter allows any of the employees at the end of harvesting to easily and simply take a photo, determine the volume of wood and subsequently control its transportation, removal or sale”.
“I would like to highlight the fact that Timbeter’s program is easy to use and one of the greatest advantages is that it does not require the use of special devices, but is installed on a regular smartphone. This, coupled with the simple and user-friendly design of the software makes it quite easy to master”. – concluded Oleksandr.
In Ukraine, only firewood is measured in batches using the pile density coefficient, with other assortments mainly accounted for log by log. According to regulations, properly measuring volume of firewood in Ukraine involves determining the length, width, and height of the pile and multiplying these parameters, then the resulting value is multiplied by the pile density coefficient. These coefficients depend on:
- type of firewood (industrial or non-industrial firewood);
- length of logs;
- species (coniferous or deciduous group) and the type of firewood (thin, medium, split, mixed).
Since December 2021 all forestry companies are required to use the electronic system of timber tracking, which is a program for monitoring timber that has been harvested and processed. How does the electronic system of timber tracking work? A special tag is affixed to the harvested timber. This tag encrypts information about the characteristics of the wood and the place where it was cut. When the wood is moved on to the warehouse, a bill of lading is affixed to it with information about transportation.
Together, all of this information goes into the electronic timber tracking system. This data keeps a clear track of who cut the timber, what type of timber, where it was cut and, most importantly, how much. Thus, it is possible to compare how much timber was cut and how much timber was sold afterwards. 
Timbeter is not just a program for measuring roundwood, it’s a global solution for efficient, transparent, and data-driven timber supply chain management. Our mission is to save essential and limited resources in the forestry: trees, labour force, and driven miles.
In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Download Timbeter from Google Play store, App store or SAP store and start your sustainable forest management journey now!