New Office Address

Arbor Vitae Arboriculture have recently moved across the river from Edinburgh, to Burntisland. Our service area will remain focused in Edinburgh and its surrounding areas including the Lothians, the Borders, Fife, Perthshire, Angus and Stirlingshire. It’s a short drive to the centre of Edinburgh so we are still on-hand for any urgent tree inspections or […]

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Cowdenbeath Tree Lights

                                  Five more trees lit up for Christmas in Cowdenbeath.  This tree lighting was done under contract from Fife-based Arro.  These lights line the path from the railway station towards the football stadium, round the back of the leisure […]

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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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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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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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The Wilfred Owen Violin

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be asked to carefully remove a branch from a Sycamore at Napier University Craiglockhart Campus, where Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon convalesed during World War I.The Edinburgh violin maker Steve Burnett – creator of the famous ‘Sherlock Violin’, wished to commemorate the 100th year of the start […]

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