In recent years, mechanisation in the tree nursery sector has increased at a significant rate. Several leading mechanisation companies are located in the Tree Centre Opheusden area. They develop pioneering solutions such as tree-lifting machinery, planting machinery, tree-loading cranes, Tonkin cane setters and pruning platforms, all of which make the jobs more efficient.
Relatively new is the use of GPS. When planting trees, the position of each tree is determined accurately using enhanced GPS. The tree planting machine searches for the right location itself and plants the tree, saving a huge amount of time compared to measuring out the rows by hand!