fingerprinting has been around since the end of the 1980s. It is widely
applied to identify individuals in human paternity and criminal cases. With
the application of new technologies it has evolved into a useful tool for plants, with a wide
variety of applications.
Our highly experienced scientists use hi-tech
DNA sequencing equipment to identify plant DNA.
will speed up claim processes and court cases thus minimizing
litigation costs for the insurance industry. For homeowners it means
that an un-saleable house may become marketable again. Our direct
clients are, amongst others, arboricultural consultants working for a
loss adjuster or an insurance company.
the new Tree Preservation Order has come into force, which
may necessitate DNA identification of tree roots involved in disputes.
However, lawyers, councils, and private house and
tree owners also benefit from a fast solution. In addition, our living environment
may benefit: Trees are threatened in urban environments as they are
often implicated as the cause of subsidence. At present many trees, in up to
70% of the cases, are unnecessarily pruned or removed, which is a loss for
the urban environment and an unnecessary cost for the owner and insurance