Guardian purchases a Resistograph!
For years, we’ve wanted to be able to provide our clients with more information about the internal structure of their trees. After all; it’s difficult to perform a tree structure evaluation without being able to determine whether or not there are internal hidden defects. The resistograph will allow us to take a closer look at the interior part of your tree and will help prevent otherwise sound trees from being condemned based on hunches. We cannot control Mother Nature but with this tool we can more accurately predict the likelihood of tree failure.
A Resistograph is a tool that is based on the principle of measuring drilling resistance. A very small drill bit is inserted into the wood under constant pressure. While drilling, the energy required to move the bit through the wood is measured and printed out on a graph (which looks a lot like a polygraph report.) By examining the printed graph, we can determine the location and significance of decay, cavities, and cracks inside trees.
Now that we own this tool, we can provide our clients with much more accurate information regarding the structural integrity of their trees. With this information, we can work together with our clients to make informed decisions about the fate of their trees.