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Rinntech Tomography

ARBOTOM

This was the tomography image taken directly from the ARBOTOM. There was no adjustment to this image. It indicates, on first inspection, a heavy amount of decay.

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Please select tree species, at least if it is conifer, isotropic or ring porous, this can change ARBOTOM graph due to different anatomical properties of the wood.
Please always activate the “suggested scaling” for the 2D Measurement. This gives the optimal velocity span for the resulting ARBOTOM graph.

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Please be aware that it is necessary to not only judge the results by the colour but also by the velocities behind the colour. This means that a graph can appear red in the middle but have high velocities and hence be not of greater importance for the standing stability of the tree. In your case, there seem to be a defect in the center part. Between sensor 1 and 2 there might be a beginning problem, but velocities still are high with around 1000 m/s. To be on the secure side and to know whether the possible decay is blocked or still advancing in the wood towards the stem surface you can do a Resistograph drilling between sensor 1 and 2.

Mechanic Graph Module

The mechanic graph of the measurement shows no great loss of bending strength of the tree. It only lost about 34% of its strength in south direction.

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ARBORADIX (Root Inspection)

Green indicates a strong, intact root. Purple to red indicates a weaker root.

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