We need georeferenced samples to develop the chemical and genetic methods verifying the origin of tropical timber. This includes bark, wood and soil samples from different areas.
The tutorials below explain in detail how we collect and store the samples. To watch all five in a row, check out the full playlist on Youtube. Please get in touch if you are able to sample for us!
1 – Timtrace sampling introduction
2 – Bark samples
3 – Wood samples with an increment corer
for light and medium density wood
4 – Wood samples with a drill
for high density wood