Commercial Tree Services

Assessment of trees on construction sites including BS5837 surveys, bats in trees plus design and management of woodlands, gardens and urban areas.

Residential Tree Services

Tree planting and tree inspections for environmental issues, mortgage surveys and to meet property owners’ “duty of care”.


AV Arboriculture offer all aspects of arboricultural consultancy.  This includes tree inspections, reports and BS5837 surveys and inspections for bats in trees.  Additionally, we offer consultancy regarding tree care and protection, soil de-compaction, root excavation and trenching with an Air Spade.   We also provide work specifications for contractors and tree planting and management services.

We work with a broad range of corporate and domestic clients across Scotland.  Our arborists and tree experts are able to provide professional advice on any aspect of your trees.

Principal Arborist

AV Arboriculture is owned by Mike Charkow, a climbing arborist with over 10 years of tree surgery and consultancy experience.  We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive and professional arboricultural advisory service.   All our work is guided by industry best practice and the latest developments in arboricultural research.  Mike has gained the LANTRA Professional Tree Inspection certificate, Level 4 qualification in Arboriculture.  He has also  attended many tree-related seminars and conferences including an expert tree consultants week in Germany with the world renowned tree biomechanics expert, Professor Claus Mattheck.

Mike also manages Arbor Vitae Professional Tree Services, Edinburgh’s premier tree surgery provider.

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