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DNR Uses Advanced Technology to Assess Historic Annapolis Trees
(July 18) - Today from 8-11 a.m. three linden trees and two magnolia trees on the grounds of the State House and Government House in Annapolis were evaluated for possible decay using a Tree Radar Unit (TRU), the most advanced technology available to determine tree health. Much like Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), the TRU system creates a high-resolution, non-invasive image of the internal structure of a tree or its root mass. This image provides critical information in quantitative analysis of tree health and structural integrity – previously attainable only after a tree’s demise.
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July 18, 2005
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