Site inspection is a crucial first step in problem-solving and decision-making processes in environmental sciences.
The main objective of site inspection is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the site’s conditions, limitations, and opportunities. This includes assessing the physical features of the site, such as the terrain, topography, soil conditions, water sources, and infrastructure. Site inspection also involves evaluating the environmental conditions of the site, including the air quality, drainage, nearby chemicals, and other potential hazards.
During the site inspection, we document findings through photographs, sketches, and notes to ensure that all relevant information is captured. This information is then analysed to identify potential issues and causes that may require further investigation or remediation.
By being mindful early in the remediation process and identifying potential issues early, site inspections can help prevent costly mistakes, delays, and irreparable damage.
The aim of soil assessment is to understand the condition of soil and how it affects plant health and productivity. Soil assessment is critical in promoting sustainable agricultural practices and improving soil quality for the long-term.
Did you know that 90% of plant diseases are soil related?
Our initial visual inspection of soil can provide valuable information about its condition. Observing the soil life diversity, understory cover, root development, depth, structure, and type of soil, as well as the presence of earthworms, soil moisture, and compaction can provide insights into the health and quality of soil.
Soil samples are taken at various depths and locations to analyse the physical, chemical, and biological properties of the soil. Soil samples can be analysed for nutrients, pH, texture, organic matter, and heavy metal pollutants.
Plant Health assessment
We visually assess Plant dimensions: Plant height, spread, diameter at breast height, and number of trunks are measured to gain a better understanding of the overall size and growth patterns of the plant. This information can be used to evaluate the plant’s growth rate and to identify any abnormalities.
By evaluating these aspects of plant health, plant managers can identify potential issues and develop management strategies to improve plant health and productivity. Plant health assessment is essential in ensuring the long-term health and sustainability of plants and the environment.