There are different ways to sound a tree. The old-fashioned way is to use a rubber mallet to knock on a tree and judge how hollow it sounds. A second way is to take a core sample, to bore into the tree and get a cross-section of the wood straight across. That tells us a lot, most notably the condition of the heartwood of the tree. The most expensive way to sound a tree is by resistograph, which is a very, very expensive piece of equipment that produces something like a sonogram does for human tissue.
If there is some aversion, if there is a desperate need to know the actual cross-section of a tree, someone really wants to know how far decayed a tree is, a resistograph would be the best tool. A heritage tree with some real value in terms of what it does for a property might be a likely candidate. Of course, since trees aren't covered by health insurance, a resistograph is only occasionally used.
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Closing a Street For a Tree Removal Sometimes, the only safe way to remove a tree is to close the street. Know the rules and regulations!
Improper Pruning Practices in Arlington If he had remained sitting there another half hour, he would surely have been killed instantly.
Invasive Weeds Recently, while working on a tree removal project in Arlington, Virginia, I bumped into a technician from the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation named Karsten Ziemann.
Over the House Removals We sometimes encounter situations when it is necessary to bring in a crane.
Pruning Arlington Tulip Poplars Our larger, more notable tree pruning actions in Arlington have been with tulip poplars.
Review of Pro Arbor Tree Service in Arlington, VA I would highly recommend them to all our neighbors and friends. If you have the opportunity to do some cost comparisons, they may save the association some money too.
Sounding Trees There are different ways to sound a tree. The old-fashioned way is to use a rubber mallet.
Tree Pruning Arlington, VA The older and larger a tree, the less ability that it has to recover from over-pruning or poor pruning cuts.
Tree Removal Arlington, Virginia If you have to remove a tree in Arlington, call Pro Arbor.
Tree Removal Surprise When we removed the trunk of the tree, we found a hollow area large enough for three men to stand inside it!
Tree Removal Tale There was an Arlington tree removal where we removed two red oaks and a white oak from a backyard.
Tulip Poplar Tree Removals in Arlington Pro Arbor has been contracted to remove some large Tulip Poplar trees from the Washington Golf and Country Club in Arlington, VA.
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