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Cornwall Branch decay detection seminar

Author:  Alan Rowe
  13/08/2018
Last Updated:  13/08/2018
Demonstration of a negative result

Cornwall Branch was glad to host a team from Sorbus International who gave a demonstration of some of their decay detection equipment.

Phil Wade gave a very interesting and insightful presentation looking at not only the range of products Sorbus have available but tree biology and how decay develops and how it can be assessed. He highlighted the importance of VTA [visual tree assessment] and the fact that competent arboriculturists need to be making decisions about when it is appropriate to bring in invasive testing. He focused on the fact that decay detection equipment is often a ‘tree saving device’ – which makes sense – and often it is used on those finer judgement calls where additional evidence is needed to support tree retention.

We were once again hosted by the beautiful Trewithen Gardens, Probus, and the weather was perfect, allowing us to be outside for an afternoon of demonstrations of the PICUS 3 and the latest micro-drills. Delegates were impressed with the equipment and the speed and ease of use of the new generation of kit. The demos were given by Mark Vestey of Sorbus who was knowledgeable and informative.

A pasty lunch was provided by Olly Bennett of Objective Tree Consultancy and the day was a great success.

Sorbus are interested in meeting with other Association branches to give similar demonstrations.