Arborist expert witnesses may write reports and opine on arboriculture, certified arborists, diagnosis and treatment of tree diseases, and more. Here, IML Wood Testing Systems describes Hazard Tree Evaluation:
While experienced observation will continue to be important, combining Visual Tree Assessment (VTA) and IML instruments aids early detection of decay, preventing personal injury and property damage due to fallen trees. The IML Resistograph measures the degree of decay and remaining wall thickness, giving the user a quantification of the structural integrity of trees.
The inspector can also attach the 45 degree adapter to measure and record the wood density below ground level. The resulting data is the kind of detailed documentation managers and consultants need to defend or justify their decisions whether or not to remove a tree!
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