Data gathered from the Tinytag Plus 2 loggers has helped the Forestry Commission to make informed decisions about where to plant more sensitive trees which are affected by temperature fluctuation.
Tinytags monitoring temperatures to aid planting decisions at
Bedgebury National Pinetum are robust enough to withstand the
attentions of the local rabbit population. It seems that 8 out of
10 rabbits prefer Tinytags (but perhaps not for use in the way they
were originally intended!).
Tinytags have become the tasty choice for bunnies which live in
the Bedgebury National Pinetum (an arboretum which consists mainly
of conifers) in Kent, where they have nibbled persistently at these
robust devices which were actually located to monitor outdoor
temperatures at 46 locations around the site.
Over the last eight years, data gathered from the Tinytag Plus 2 loggers
has helped the Forestry Commission, which manages the site, to make
informed decisions about where to plant more sensitive trees which
are affected by temperature fluctuation. The site experiences quite
a wide range of weather and environmental conditions, and the
loggers contribute to the overall information required for
selecting optimum tree planting sites.
Withstanding harsh outdoor conditions is inherent in the design
loggers, and despite the additional toothy treatment the
loggers have withstood the relentless rabbity onslaught for several
years, before the wearing away of the cases finally necessitated
"With their reliability and long battery life Tinytags have done
a great job over the years in helping us plan our planting sites"
comments Chris Reynolds, Curator of the Bedgebury Pinetum and
Forest. "I don't believe that even hungry rabbits would enjoy the
taste of the plastic mouldings so we can only presume the robust
cases have proved the ideal long-term solution for the important
task of keeping their teeth sharp and in shape!"