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Tree Diagnostics

Tree Management Based on Evidence

Tree Diagnostics Ltd, New Row, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9AX
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Tree Diagnostics

Tree Management Based on Evidence

At Tree Diagnostics, we provide a range of equipment for further investigation of your trees and help you answer the question, “Is that tree safe?”. We offer a range of equipment and systems, including:

·       Stress Wave Timmer - Microsecond Timer

·       Sonic Tomography – Arborsonic 3D Tomograph

·       Electronic Impedance Tomography – ArborElectro

·       Sonic Wood Quality Systems – TreeSonic timers &  Ultrasound Timers, 

·       Static Tree Stability Assessment – Tree Pulling

·       Dynamic Tree Stability Assessment – DynaTree & DynaRoot

·       Wind recording systems – Cup & Ultrasonic Anemometer   

·       Sonic Root Detectors

Alternatively, if you prefer, we can undertake these assessments on your behalf. At Tree Diagnostics, we specialise in detailed further investigation sometimes referred to as level 3 assessments, providing assessments based upon evidence and site-specific appraisals; techniques include:

·       Detailed Sonic Tomography using up to 64 sensors, combined with Biomechanical information

·       Electronic Impedance Tomography using up to 32 sensors

·       Static load testing (Tree Pulling tests) for tree and root stability testing

·       DynaTree – Wind-powered tree stability testing

·       DynaRoot – Wind-powered Rootplate stability testing

·       Tree root mapping using both Sonic Root Mapping & Ground-Penetrating Radar -Tree Radar

·       Thermal Imaging to identify vascular dysfunction and biological activity

·       Tree vitality testing using chlorophyll fluorescence readings

·       In addition to a range of soil and nutrient testing

Occasionally, trees just like any living organism, can have issues that need an investigation to enable better-informed decisions concerning their management or safety. Some problems cannot be commented on accurately by simply looking, kicking, or hitting with a mallet. Just as a Doctor would refer us for further testing before a diagnosis is arrived at or therapy is proposed. As managers, we often need more detailed information upon which to make balanced decisions.

Up to date further investigation enables us to provide you with an improved level of information and allows us to provide an informed and balanced management of the trees. The removal of doubt helps avoid knee jerk recommendations and the needless early loss of trees. 

The arboricultural industry appears divided when it comes to trees hosting decay fungi and defects. We have seen the negative aspects of “If in doubt have it out” and the impacts or risk-adverse approaches.  Tree Diagnostics Ltd offers the industry an alternative, our tools, equipment, and knowledge can prove or disprove the safety of a tree-based on the site conditions, trees characteristics, and test data rather than just a feeling or opinion.

Using our latest addition, the Ground-Penetrating Radar system (GPR) we can map tree rooting through soft or hard surfacing to an accuracy of 1cm taking the guesswork out of where trees are rooting in pre-development surveys, neighbour disputes, and subsidence claims.

Using the Fakopp range, our ‘go-to tool’ The Arborsonic 3D allows tree decay in stems and large limbs to be scanned and provide a tree safety factor calculated using the specialist software with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Our tree stability assessments include traditional tree pulling tests alongside, natural wind-powered testing using an anemometer and very detailed sensors to detect the slightest movements, with no applied force required.  These systems provide a tree safety factor and can be framed within either the expected local wind loading using published data or we can assume worse case scenarios such as a force 12 Gale or 33m/s or 72mph to suit your protocols.

When there is no wind, stability testing can be completed on trees using the ‘Tree Pull’ method by placing a known load onto the tree with a winch along with sensors making stability testing possible all year round.

We all think we know when a tree is unhealthy or is happy in its environment? Using Thermal Imaging its possible to identify vascular dysfunction, adaption, and biological activity. The ArborCheck tree vitality testing provides an accurate record of stress and vitality with almost instant onsite results aiding in recommendations for site improvements.

We understand that such equipment can be a little overwhelming, but we are here to help and want you to be able to get results from the day of purchase. Tree Diagnostics Academy is a new resource of help and information for, potential, new and existing users. Each course is focused on a single piece of equipment and aimed at the operator's level using step by step videos to aid the successful operation. The academy can also be useful for CPD where anyone with a keen interest in further investigation techniques to update their knowledge.

Tree diagnostics, using science and technology to help you make better tree management decisions. Please contact us to discuss any questions you might have whether you looking to buy or are looking for independent tree testing.  

Our Offers

5% discount off Tree Diagnostics equipment

All Arb Association members have a 5% discount off  further investigation equipment, Now this may be doubled to upto a 10% discount for members if orders are placed by midnight on the 31st July 2021.