Digitalization is the process of utilizing digital technologies and digitized data to enable or improve forest operations. Digitalization lowers expenses while increasing productivity and efficiency and the existing forestry processes and operations are improved by digitalization. There is little or no knowledge about the use of modern technology in Nigeria which has led to low level or optimum effective and efficient utilization of forest products in a sustainable developmental way. Therefore, there is a need for technology transfer and research development in forestry industry management in Nigeria. Forestry in Nigeria is still majorly managed by the government in view to cater for the welfare of the society rather than the profitability of the forest industry and few private forestry plantations. The adoption and implementation of digitalization in the forestry industry in Nigeria will revolutionize and cause a significant, positive shift, and increase the forest management and productivity of forest operations, which will further improve the forest yields on sustainable basis.
Key Words: Digitalization, Cyber-physical systems (CPS), Geo-information systems (GIS), Forest operations, Sustainability