The origins of shake and drought crack in trees
The soil conditions experienced by a growing tree are reproduced under controlled conditions. Fluid distributions with the tree are visualised using magnetic resonance imaging in order to identify stresses and determine if these are linked to drought cracking and shake.
Based within Tree and Wood Properties research group, Sam is undertaking a four-year Engineering Doctorate (EngD) through the University of Surrey’s Centre for Doctoral Training in MiNMaT (Micro and Nano Materials and Technologies). Sam is supervised by Dr Paul McLean at Forest Research and Prof Peter McDonald at the University of Surrey.