The U.K. Forestry Commission Research Agency has created a fly-through animation of a three-dimensionally constructed oak tree using terrestrial laser point clouds.
The tree was scanned using a Leica HDS-6100 terrestrial laser from eight locations around the tree by firing 1.6 billion light pulses in every direction for two hours.
The video is a teaser for the BBC documentary Oak Tree: Nature's Greatest Survivor. The feature tells the story of an oak tree over a year of its life, while revealing the tree’s complex biology and the lengths it goes to just to survive. The starring oak tree is 400 years old, and lives in Oxfordshire, England.