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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High Hedges Act comes into force (no joke!)

The High Hedges Act (Scotland) came into force today. There is – understandably – a fair lack of preciseness in the Act and the Guidance. This is usually the case when dealing with trees, so we can forgive the authors. There are a couple of possible points of contention, i.e. the attempted definition of what […]

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High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013

The High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013 will come into force on April the 1st 2014. The full Act can be found here Note that section 3(1) states “Before making an application under section 2(1), the applicant must take all reasonable steps to resolve the matters in relation to the high hedge which would otherwise be […]

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Delivering Tree Work: Commercial Practice & Specifications

The Arboricultural Association Scottish Branch are proud to present a four hour CPD Course aimed at arborists, planners, quantity surveyors and others involved in commissioning tree works. The course will be held at the City Council Chambers, Edinburgh, 31 October 2013. The course is an introduction to tree reports and tree work specifications. The course will […]

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