Chris Goodhand, Innovation Manager (01977 605641)
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Innovation Funding Incentive
Carbon Emission Reduction Technologies
The project proposes to investigate the effect of the plant growth
regulator paclobutrazol (PBZ) on tree vitality and growth rates. Six field
trial sites have been established, supported by thirteen observational
sites throughout GB to represent a diverse range of bioclimatic
zones. There are two sites in each of the participating DNOs service areas. Tree species selected for PBZ evaluation were selected to represent those that occur commonly on or
near overhead networks.
This project will investigate the rate of vegetation growth and use of Tree Growth Regulators (TGRs) to reduce maintenance costs.