We returned to Manton to check the health of an ailing beech tree using PICUS technology.
The PICUS Sonic Tomograph is used for non-invasive tree risk assessments in order to measure the thickness of the residual wall of trees with internal defects such as cavities or decay. See more information here.
We were concerned with the tree because of the large fungi brackets on one side. And what the assessment showed was that the tree was rotten in the middle and sadly had to be removed for safety reasons. It’s like giving the tree an MRI scan. Amazing bit of kit.