Root Stability Evaluation with Non-Destructive Techniques

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Abstract

Due to their huge benefits when compared to invasive or destructive techniques, the use of non-destructive approaches is continuously increasing in many fields. The visual assessment method is commonly applied in tree inspection, but it has limitations. Investigations using appropriate nondestructive instruments can well complement visual tree inspection. This paper is a short overview that describes non-destructive techniques for evaluating the load-bearing capacity of individual trees’ root systems. The techniques used are acoustic root detection and the pulling test. Safety factors were also calculated to provide a hazard assessment.

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