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RE: Mattheck's punch test

Subject: RE: Mattheck's punch test
From: Rupert Baker
Date: Dec 01 2018 13:25:52
Which textbook; or give us a picture....
PS there was a device used decades ago, developed by a UK Tree 
bod/lecturer/consultant - can not remember..
It involved driving a graduated rod with a slightly larger diameter proximal 
end, into a previously drilled/increment cored hole in the tree, using blows 
from an engineer's punch - a very clever tool, see attached image. One 
counted the number of clicks made per cm of wood, and it indicated how dense 
or otherwise the wood was - has Mattheck nicked/adapted this idea?


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On Behalf Of Elton Watson
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Subject: Mattheck's punch test

Morning all,
This looks pretty straightforward in a textbook but I am  wondering how 
effective it is in practice, anyone out there tried it, if so is it effective 
and any recommendations for a decent 16mm punch?

Thanks - Elton

Elton Watson  MICFor

Uwch Swyddog Coed / Senior Tree Officer

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