You may have heard about the ecological benefits of these resilient little forests. Mike explains the principles of the Mkiyawaki method and several good reasons for it’s growing popularity.Read More
“Tree surgeon” is the well-known term for someone who can help manage and care for your trees, yet there is often confusion regarding the more in-depth role of an arborist or aboriculturist. Mike Charkow explains his professional qualifications for services such as tree condition inspections and BS5837 surveys.Read More
Mike and the team hand-planted a wee forest to provide screening and noise reduction from a main road. Extensive research into plant-suitability and resilience highlighted Miyawaki’s solution to forest regeneration, with tree and shrub species sourced from quality local suppliers.
See the team’s progress in May 2022 and as the forest develops.
Disturbing news declares the failure of carbon-offset forests across the planet. Your own conscience may not be so clear after reading this article from the BBC.Read More
Autumn is a special time as many leaves start to change colour. But what is causing this process to happen? Mike describes the chemical processes.Read More
Why do you need a tree survey for your mortgage or insurance? Book your survey with Arbor Vitae Arboriculture to find out potential issues of safety, damage or nuisance, protect your investment and keep your trees looking great.Read More
Summer Branch Drop Edinburgh has a wonderful variety of Elm tree species, many of which have never been definitively identified. Wych Elm, Huntingdon Elm, English Elm, Dutch Elm and Wheatley Elm are among those that are most commonly seen. Unfortunately, this year, there has been a propensity for the phenomenon known as ‘summer branch drop’ […]Read More
We have recently moved across the river to Burntisland. Our service area remains the same, and we are just short drive to the centre of Edinburgh – so still on-hand for urgent tree inspections or client requests.Read More
I am delighted to be featured in Arb Magazine’s Autumn edition, having written an article on the use of Air Spade for soil de-compaction and root investigation. The article discusses the pros and cons of the tool – and after several years of using one, I would certainly say that there are more pros! The […]Read More
Why do we need to be concerned about compacted soil? Most tree roots are less than half a metre below the ground. Structural (woody) roots hold the tree up and consist of bundles of fibrous roots, which are very small and fragile, absorbing water and nutrients from the soil. These fibrous roots cannot survive if […]Read More