Conserving the Future of our Nation's Trees

 

The School of Computing and Engineering is embarking on an exciting project to preserve Great Britain’s extraordinary trees. Together with an international team of experts, we will harness the unique properties of Ground Penetrating Radar and non-invasive technologies to develop a ground breaking system that will allow us to better investigate what is happening inside the trunk and roots of trees without the need for invasive intervention.

A series of research projects will inform the design of a specialised and non-invasive multipurpose testing tool, with integrated software and a comprehensive knowledge database system.

The system will have significant impact across the forestry and horticulture industry, with the ability to monitor and assess the health of the UK’s individual natural landmarks, and assist with urban development and the rehabilitation of polluted land. Furthermore, it will be critical in the early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and health issues in ancient and notable trees – helping us to preserve our living history for future generations.

A full description of the project can be viewed here, or for further information please contact us.

Trees play a living part in our everyday life, they are at the heart of the special places we know and the landscapes that we love.  

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