Understanding New Tree Radar Survey Technology

A non-invasive approach to understanding a trees condition

Nowadays, most of the trees falling over and causing the damage are due to factors such as decay, severance during construction as well as constricted growing conditions. The only root inspection procedure that covers those nowadays is invasive and called excavation. It takes place by digging or use of a hyper-sonic velocity air gun that blows away the upper soil.

However, preventing such accidents from happening is the real science and the standard every area should adhere to nowadays. Tree radar surveys are just one of the many newly introduced technologies responsible for preventing such damages from occurring.

Introducing Tree Radar Surveys

Tree radar surveys are nowadays a complete service for assessing trees, including the advice on their care and maintenance. There are many tree specialists offering such services and covering locations of all kinds, including highways, parkland, private gardens, riverbanks, woodlands etc.

Basically, tree radar surveys represent a procedure of stock assessment that includes ancient trees as well. The procedure starts with a strategy that is prepared along with the management plans – all providing a unique and strategic approach to tree care and replacement in the particular area.

Both residential and commercial property developers require a tree survey prior to a detailed planning submission in order to identify the appropriate trees for retention and the means of protecting those trees. All of these strategies work in accordance with BS5837 2005: Trees in relation to construction.

From GPS/GIS surveys to feature mapping, habitat and vegetation surveys and ground-penetrating radars, tree surveys are created to ensure every property of utmost safety and compliance with all the standards.

The Advantages Of Structural Roots Inspection

The advanced inspection of trees through surveys is also known as structural roots inspection. It is among the best methods, is non-invasive and portable via battery supply. Aside from that, this subsurface operation requires a minimal setup and works with rapid scanning – with complete ground coverage in 30 to 60 minutes.

The penetration of the technology is down to 39 inches (1m) below the ground and the scanner scans either uncovered or covered soils. Also, this technology works with high resolution images of subsurface structural roots and can scan either parallel straight lines on any side of tree or concentric circular lines or semi-circular lines. Also referred to as the TRU™ System for Subsurface Structural Roots Inspection, this technology is easy to use, accurate and amazingly fast.

Summary

In the end, tree surveys utilise a completely non-invasive technology for analysing and testing the tree root and detecting/mapping eventual issues. This investigation scans the entire tree circumference and works equally good in commercial and residential properties.