Calais Muir Woods Art Installations

One dreich December day, Marion (from Urban Pioneers), Andrew and met at Calais Muir woods in Dunfermline. The wood consists mainly of young Birch and some mature  Beech.  The woods have recently had a fair bit of investment, with new hard-core paths, and some tree works.  Even on a cold, damp and dull day, there […]

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Chalara fraxinea (Ash dieback) update January 2016

Hope for Britain’s Ash trees Britain’s Ash trees have been in the news over the last few years due to the sudden and unstoppable infections of Chalara fraxinea, apparently introduced through some nurseries.  This disease was predicted to be as devastating as the Dutch Elm Disease outbreaks in the middle of last century.  However, new research […]

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Tree Lights in Edinburgh

Princes Street Gardens In the early winter of 2008 had the honour of being part of the team, several years ago, that stripped out the old , worn out, squirrel-eaten Christmas tree lights from trees in Prices Street Gardens, Edinburgh and then inserted the brand new LED lights that you can see each December. The […]

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Tree Surgery Land Rover for Sale

Land Rover 130

Arbor Vitae Professional Tree Surgery is selling it’s trusty Land Rover 130 2.5 litre TDi. This is a work horse, and a very sought after vehicle, which is becoming ever more rare.  Asking price: £4,500. Please click through the gallery below for further images or go to the eBay site for the advert. For more photographs, please go […]

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Chalara update

The Current Situation Chalara fraxinea (now known as Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) has now been found in 162 10 km squared plots across Scotland (Forestry Commission), or 14.8{27b0ca1a9d405da81e7a6040e78a3682723dd2328d331b32ec3e44d9dd0c7d66} of the land mass.  It is acknowledged that nothing can prevent spread of the disease, however more and more is understood about the fungus. Genetic Resistance Chalara can quickly overcome young […]

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Summer Forum programme published « Ancient Tree Forum

Veteran Tree

AVA Ltd support the work of the Ancient Tree Forum.  Arboricultural consultants, tree surgeons, foresters, land owners, planners and developers should all be aware of the incredible ecological, cultural and aesthetic value of veteran trees.  Veteran trees can be home to many types of life, including fungi, insects, birds, bats, epiphytes, lichens, moss and mammals – sometimes […]

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Trees and the Law in Scotland Seminar

On 30th June at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, nearly 100 delegates were treated to a day’s seminar titled Trees and the Law in Scotland, organised by the Scottish Branch of the Arboricultural Association. The speakers – Jeremy Barrell and Dr Charles Mynors – were in good form, managing to be both entertaining and highly informative. […]

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British Standard for Bat Surveying in Trees

The upcoming British Standard for ‘Surveying for bats in trees and woodland’ has now been closed for comment; hopefully we will see the completed document later this year. Bats are essential to our ecosystems, but they are threatened by habitat loss due to the renovation or demolition of old buildings, and the loss of old […]

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