EPSL - the European Plant Science Laboratory - is our independent  laboratory based in North Wales. This centre of excellence provides commercial services to a broad range of private and public sector clients, as well as undertaking company scientific research & development. The lab is staffed by highly qualified scientists with decades of experience in wood science, specialising in the following

Commercial Services:

  • Tree & Shrub Root Indentification
  • Timber Identification
  • Charcoal Analysis
  • Timber Strength Testing
  • Expert Witness Representation
  • Botanical Identification and Ecological Survey

Major Areas of Research & Scientific Publication:

  • New Descriptions of Wood Anatomy
  • Verification of Published Descriptions of Root Structure
  • Identification to Genus in Groups of Trees Currently Undifferentiated 
  • Analysis of Marishal Thompson's Extensive Database

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