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Internal Decay Detection Tools

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.

Further investigation enables us to provide you with an improved level of information and allows us to provide informed and balanced management of your trees. The removal of doubt helps avoid knee-jerk recommendations and the early needless 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.  Jason Bellenger Tree Surveys offers the industry and tree owners 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.

For more information on the specific tools we use, click the images below.

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