Tree-risk assessment comes out top of analysis by scientists

A tree-risk assessment developed by the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory at the University of Reading has come out on top of an analysis by leading scientists.

The University of Melbourne looked at 23 hazard-assessment systems, said Dr Glynn Percival, plant physiologist at the laboratory. "Ours was chosen as the winner and has stood the test of time," he said of the method that measures percentage of decayed to live wood. "There are so many of these hazard-evaluation systems and lots of concern with the latest British Standards." Email martin@netspace.net.au for a copy of Tree Risk Assessments - What Works and What Does Not.


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