Ondrej Kolarik

Title: Adbian (Advanced Biomechanical Analysis) of trees, case studies + future potential

Abstract of presentation: Urban trees provide a range of ecological benefits, including improving air quality, reducing urban heat island effects, and mitigating climate change. However, to make informed decisions about tree management, it is essential to have precise data on tree health and stability. In this presentation, we will discuss the value and irreplaceability of urban trees and the importance of precise data measurement when assessing tree stability.

We will present case studies that demonstrate how the use of Adbian (Advanced Biomechanical Analysis), a software tool that calculates the biomechanical stability of trees using LiDAR scans and acoustic tomography, can change the decisions of tree removal. We will show how Adbian works in practice, including how to collect the necessary data using a smartphone, and how to use the software to make informed decisions about tree management.

By demonstrating the practical applications of Adbian, we hope to inspire tree experts, arborists, and municipalities to adopt more data-driven approaches to tree management, preserving and enhancing the ecological benefits of urban trees for future generations.

Biography: Ondrej Kolarik is the CEO and co-founder of ARBO Technologies, where he has been focused on product management of their flagship product Adbian for over three years. With a degree in Innovation Management in Business from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Ondrej has a passion for data-driven approaches in tree management. His work at ARBO is centered on using modern technologies to ensure the safety and longevity of trees. As CEO, he has led the development of Adbian to become an easy-to-use analytical tool for urban tree specialists that can calculate the biomechanical stability of trees based on precise geometry.