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Anyone know of an inexpensive, non invasive, computerized decay detection system?


The ones I've seen are $$$, any alternatives?
 
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1. Rubber mallet - $10.00

2. 1/2" X 12" long-fluted drill bit - $15.00

3. Resistograph - $5,000 to $8,000

4. Sonic tomography - $20,000+

5. Radar - coming soon to a tree near you
 
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Increment borers aren't that expensive, and the hole can easily be filled with beeswax.
 
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Never heard of using beeswax, thanks.
 
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I've never used this tech. but seen others use it.

I never liked the idea of drilling a hole into damaged wood. Is this a concern?

Seems like a good idea to sub-out somthing like sonic tomography? Are there any companys doing this?
 

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For purely cosmetic reasons, couldn't you buy some wooden dowel rods from the hardware store and stick a piece in the exposed holes? I'd think you could stick it in about an inch and cut it off flush, or even just have a few 1" long pieces in your pocket and stick 'em in the holes after you're done taking your core sample.
 
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