Decay Detection Testing in Guildford | Detecting, Reporting and Treating Disease

Trees are susceptible to disease from fungus and pests, and they require proper care to stay healthy and safe. Arbor Cultural Ltd undertakes decay detection testing in Guildford and across the South of England to identify the presence and extent of decay as well as the structural integrity of trees. With over 20 years’ experience, we offer both invasive and non-invasive methods and produce tree reports with suitable recommendations for remedial work. Whether you need tree surveys and decay detection for trees in a garden or public space, or on private land, a commercial property or a development site, we use the latest methods and technology for reliable results and to provide suitable advice.

With our services covering everything from air spading to Arboricultural Impact Assessments, we are a leading choice for tree consultancy in Guildford and all the surrounding areas. The following are the main aspects of our decay detection and recommendation services:

Key Considerations

Anyone responsible for trees or who requires a tree report for various reasons will benefit from a decay detection test. Whether part of an Arboricultural Impact Assessment, mortgage or insurance report or other type of survey, we give you peace of mind by answering the following questions:

  • Could the tree or branches fall and cause injury or damage?
  • If a tree is diseased, can it spread to other trees?
  • What are the treatment options and is tree surgery necessary?
  • If there is decay, how quickly will it spread?

Arbotom Sonic Tomography

A non-invasive method we use for decay detection testing in Guildford is Arbotom sonic tomography which provides a high level of certainty about the extent of decay and the risk a tree poses. Using soundwaves, Arbotom technology quickly provides a visual image of the internal condition of trees.

Resistograph Decay Detection

Arbor Cultural Ltd has recently invested in an IML RESI-PD400 which is a specialist tool that accurately measures wood strength and structural loss due to decay. This method uses a 3mm drill to excavate a narrow track, causing minimal damage to the tree.

Traditional Treatment & Management

Traditionally, if tree surveys identified disease or decay, the solution was to fell trees or heavily reduce them. However, thanks to advancements in tree knowledge and treatment methods, these are now last resorts. As such, when undertaking decay detection testing in Guildford and the surrounding areas, Arbor Cultural Ltd produces comprehensive tree reports which include treatment recommendations, such as air spading, to help retain trees wherever possible.

All types of report we provide include professional advice, from health and safety reports to Arboricultural Impact Assessments.

Possible Treatment & Management Recommendations

Although tree surgery is sometimes a necessary recommendation, at Arbor Cultural Ltd we do our best to minimise the need for tree surgery and there are many other options now available for tree management in Guildford.

Tree surveys and decay detection tests help us make the most accurate recommendations, such as:

  • The removal, reduction or containment of nearby people or property.
  • Regular management and retesting to assess the spread and rate of decay.
  • Climbing inspections supervised by a consultant.
  • Soil treatments, including air spading, soil amelioration or the application of mulch.
  • Chlorophyll fluorescence or content testing.

For more information about decay detection testing, or to arrange tree consultancy services in Guildford and the surrounding areas, call 07899 984162 or 03335 775523.