Tree Decay Detection

At Nicholas Jones Consultants, we offer PiCUS sonic tomography assessments which are designed to highlight any tree-related hazards and risks on your property. We can then take the necessary steps to remove these hazard, with a dedicated tree inspector able to ensure your development remains completely safe

Fungi and associated decay can cause a tree to deteriorate over time, and this can present risks for nearby people, buildings and infrastructure if the tree becomes unsafe. Tree decay detection involves using expert equipment to identify areas of decay within trees and establish the extent of the damage. Following this tree inspection, our tree decay experts can suggest appropriate remedial measures to minimise the risk posed by the decaying tree. We also offer tree risk assessments that can be tailored to suit your needs and budget.

PiCUS 3 Sonic Tomograph in use

How Do Tree Inspections Work?

Tree decay detection scan

We use the Picus 3 Sonic Tomograph, Picus Treetronic 3 Electrical Resistance Tomograph and the IML Resi PD400 microdrill to identify areas of decay within a tree. The accuracy and precision of these tools mean that informed decisions can be made on trees’ safety. We will review the results of the assessments in full and provide a detailed and considered report with the findings. We will provide you with a full range of management options and will outline the strengths and weaknesses of each, whilst clearly defining our recommended option and the key reasons why.

Tree Decay Detection Services in The South East

Whether you’re concerned about the condition of trees on or near your property or you simply want a hazard tree assessment carried out on a site you’re planning to develop, Nicholas Jones Consultants is here to help. Worried about the tree inspection cost? Our team of experienced professionals will never charge you a premium, using state-of-the-art PiCUS tomography technology to assess the trees in question – with minimal invasion or disruption. If you’d like to discuss your requirements or find out more about the services we provide, contact us today.

Tree inspectors measuring tree trunk

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To supplement our Picus units we have an IML Resi F400E which is a specialised mircodrill that detects decay and cavities in trees and timber. As experienced arborists we are able to interpret the results to identify areas of decay, dysfunctional wood, cavities, cracks and importantly the thickness of residual sound wood surrounding decayed areas. Driven by a cordless drill it is lightweight, portable and very easy to handle and is therefore ideal for difficult operating conditions including the assessment of decay above ground level and the assessment of roots.

Using a 3mm diameter micro drill to a depth of 400mm the device records the resistance provided by the wood to the turning drill, simply, sound wood offers greater resistance with any reductions likely to indicate decay and dysfunction.

Technical Tree Inspection

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