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Arbor Vitae Arboriculture Ltd

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Trusted Trader since 2016

Arbor Vitae Arboriculture Ltd
8 Harbour Place
Burntisland
KY3 9PD
07917 335 066
        

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Tree Inspections

An arboricultural survey is very important to record trees that may be at risk of causing harm or damage, in both residential and commercial circumstances.

It is the tree-owner’s legal ‘duty of care’ to others to have their trees professionally inspected and the recommended work carried out.

The survey provides information such as:

Tree species, age and condition
Potential safety concerns, hazards or nuisances
Prioritised recommendations for remedial work

BS5837/Pre-Planning Surveys

Working from a CAD-type drawing with accurate tree locations, BS5837 surveys are designed to collect accurate data for each tree, assess their condition and categorise them according to their quality, which is based on condition, and their arboricultural, ecological and cultural significance.

This process will mainly concern architects and developers, but can also apply to home-owners who are planning property improvements or development.

AVA’s professional tree consultants use the latest technology to capture data on site, and to provide you with easily-digested information that will enable the safe and systematic management of your trees – before, during and post development.

The survey includes a full stock-take of trees in areas that may be affected by a proposed development, recording all relevant dimensions and tree condition. A full report detailing tree condition with recommended works, potential conflicts and a tree constraints plan (showing root protection areas) is provided.

If required by planning, we can also provide an Arboricultural Impact Assessment, Arboricultural Method Statement and a Tree Protection Plan.

Inspections For Bats In Trees

Wilful or negligent destruction of bats or their roosts is a criminal offence. Bats are a threatened species, with their habitat being severely depleted over the last century. They are a necessary and important part of our natural ecology, responsible for keeping down the numbers of midges and other flying insects.

We can carry out ground-based ‘bat potential’ inspections as well as more thorough ground- and aerial-inspections of trees for bats using an endoscope.

Our professional tree consultants can provide thorough inspections for bats in trees prior to any tree surgery, demolition or development, in order to prevent an offence being committed.

We were trained and certified by Echoes Ecology in 2012.


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4.9 out of 5 based on 29 reviews.
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review stars review stars review stars review stars   4th September 2020
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Mike visited our site when he said he would, and spent 2 hours closely inspecting our trees. We had informative practical discussions whilst Mike was with us which were accurately reflected in the report which promptly followed two days later.

We would thoroughly recommend Mike for anyone looking to have their trees surveyed.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   7th July 2020
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Mike did a tree survey for me. He reviewed the tree the same day that I phoned him. Very helpful in advising us and his written report was very professional, easy to read and understand.
Five stars all round from me.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   10th June 2020
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Work done promptly and efficiently and a written report received the same day
Application to the Council to fell a tree done for us which saved us a lot of hassle
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   27th April 2020
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Assessment of existing tree and review options for removal and/or future maintenance.

AV Arboriculture were very helpful and gave useful and straightforward advice to allow us to progress with proposed tree works within our garden. As the work lay within a Conservation Area they handled the required planning application with the minimum of fuss and expense. I would certainly recommend their service.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   6th October 2019
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I had a lot of concerns regarding a large number of trees in my garden. Mike was very helpful and professional, giving advice beforehand and at the time of the tree survey. His report was detailed and informative, and his fees were very fair.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   21st August 2019
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Mike was great. He came on time, gave me invaluable advice and answered all my questions. Highly recommended. Thank you.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   2nd July 2019
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Work performed - BS5837 (2012) pre-planning survey of around 30 trees.
Report including tree retention category, prioritised work recommendations and a
tree constraints plan.
Comments on potential conflicts between development and the trees.

Excellent work performed by AV Arboriculture Ltd. Report quality was superb, communication and speed of turnaround was first class and value for money was very competitive.
Will definitely employ their services again if the need arises.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   30th January 2019
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Mike surveyed the trees at our site and gave us a comprehensive survey and schedule going forward. We acted on his survey and were able to use the survey when applying to the planning department for the work he had recommended to be done on our trees
We would recommend Arbor Vitae Arboriculture Ltd without hesitation
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   22nd January 2019
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Work completed- safety/risk assessment of three large sycamore trees in our garden. The work was carried out in a professional manner with feedback both verbal and written both were provided in easily understood language. This company is reliable and trustworthy and I can highly recommend them. Mike Charkow Principal Arboriculturist in our opinion went the extra mile by Carrying out a wider assessment than just the three trees and identified a smaller tree that was of branch failure. We very much appreciated this wider assessment. As a result of Mike’s visit we have a plan in place for the well being of our trees.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   10th December 2018
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Mike was extremely professional and diligent. The report he produced, on a tree neighbours decided to butcher, addressed precisely the scope of work I originally supplied and was completed to an exacting professional standard.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   28th November 2018
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The Drumsheugh Gardens Upkeep Committee, of which I am the Secretary, has very recently (October 2018) engaged AV Arboriculture Ltd to carry out consultancy works on the condition of trees in our Edinburgh New Town Garden. We are very satisfied with the advice provided to us by AV's Mike Charkow, who came to us very highly recommended by our Gardens' advisor, Carolyn Grohmann of Secret Gardens Design
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   26th November 2018
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Honest professional who is very good at his job. We invited him to do a tree survey for us which he did with great diligence, and was able to articulate the right amout of information to both us and our neighbour in order for us to make the right decisions. Mike also followed up with a report that could be used in order to provide compelling evidence to the council (the tree was highly dangerous and had to be taken down ASAP)
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   16th May 2018
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Superb, knowledgable and very friendly service, I highly recommend this company!
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   28th March 2018
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Very comprehensive independent report . Identified and assessed our trees and was able to give a thorough assessment of them , providing a clear written document as the basis for future works in our garden
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   26th February 2018
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We received a great service from Mike. He replied quickly to email queries , advised us of timescales of completion for hiswork and prepared a thorough report for us.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   19th December 2017
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Very quick service. Excellent communication.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   24th May 2017
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Mike and his team are excellent. Professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy and communication was straightforward and honest. Highly recommended.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   25th April 2017
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Mike provides an excellent service.

He's incredibly knowledgeable in his field and we trusted him completely in the management of looking after our tree in the front garden.

He's also punctual and safety conscious.

Would recommend him highly.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   1st March 2017
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Excellent and prompt service. More than happy with the reports.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   20th February 2017
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fitted in our requirement at short notice...very helpful
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