Professional foresters and forest researchers use an increment borer to obtain cross-sectional samples ("cores") without damaging a living tree.
An increment borer is a better choice for sampling large trees.
Core samples were taken from all trees in each plot using an increment borer
to measure the basic density (BD) and compressive strength parallel to the grain (CS).
For example, they use an increment borer
to age trees, soil pH and temperature meters, and a clinometer to estimate the height of the trees.
When foresters need to know the age of trees, the usual method is to use a tool called an increment borer
to extract a core about the thickness of a pencil.
Of course, to see tree rings you must either cut the tree down ("not my favorite option," deadpans Copenheaver), cut a wedge out (not recommended), or use an increment borer
to extract an approximately 1/4-inch tube-like sample or wood from the tree.
Long story short, their work involves taking small, pencil-size plugs out of living and dead trees with a Swedish increment borer
, a specialized tree-boring tool.
He didn't have an increment borer
until I gave him mine.
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