WA Park Arboretum

Tomography Testing
Seattle, WA

Using sonic tomography equipment, we were able to test several trees that the Arboretum staff had identified as concerning. With a few taps on each sensor evenly spaced around a tree’s trunk, we produced a picture of the internal wood composition along the plane of the sensors. Identifying the extent of decay, helps landscape managers manage risk from trees, and can help direct their replanting strategies.