Treescapes for the Middle East

Landscape design & arboricultural consultancy focused on treescapes for the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Dubai, Abu Dhabi regions.

Why care for trees?

Trees are a vital part of any landscape and especially so in arid climates.  With the rapid growth of cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi has come a huge volume of new landscape creation.  As these landscapes mature, new understanding of the way to care for trees is required and this is especially true of broadleaf trees.

Physical safety is one aspect of this work: all trees in an urban setting must be safe for the close interaction that people have.  Trees create beauty, shade, evapotranspiration (cooling) plus homes and food for birds and insects. They also play a huge role in giving us our biophilic contact with nature.  With ever increasing temperatures caused by climate change, the “ecosystem services” of trees becomes indispensable in creating beautiful and livable urban landscapes.

Services

MLD Tree Surveying UAE
Tree Surveying Middle East

We survey your trees to assess them for health and form, producing detailed tree surveys & reports listing actions & recommendations

Training Staff Tree Pruning
Training Staff in Correct Tree Pruning Techniques

Training of local staff in correct pruning & care procedures using hand tools and chainsaw.  Also equipment supply

Tree Risk Assessment UAE
Tree Risk Assessment

We examine trees to assess risk to public health in accordance with ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) risk assessments

Tree Surgery in the UAE organised by MLD
Tree Surgery in the UAE organised by Treecare Middle East

For large, dangerous or difficult trees that need expert care, we arrange for qualified and experienced arborists to carry out works

Tree Preparation and Transplanting UAE
Tree Preparation and Transplanting

We can train teams and supervise the preparation, lifting, replanting & irrigation of mature trees

Tree Nursery Stock Assessment UAE
Tree Nursery Stock Assessment

Selecting poor nursery stock can limit the life and health of the trees on your project.  We select and recommend the best stock available, tree by tree

Blog

Why we need treescapes, not just landscapes, in the Middle-East

Landscapes are all about creating micro-climate, or would be, if designed for that goal. Why is this important and what do I mean? Almost all life is contained in a thin crust of soil, a wedge of atmospheric gases, and water. Plants are the principal medium that interacts with and regulates all three. Absolutely nothing …

About

Mark Laurence is a chartered horticulturalist (MCIHort), consulting arborist and landscape designer (MSGD), with over forty years’ experience.  He has a special interest and love of working with landscapes and trees in the Middle-East, principally in the United Arab Emirates.

Recent work has included surveys on trees being lifted for replanting for the redevelopment of Umm Al Emarat park in Abu Dhabi, surveys and training of staff in the grounds of a royal palace and tree consultation on historic and commercial sites.

Work in 2020/21 has been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, with some projects postponed or cancelled.  Certain works, such as horticultural consultancy or design can be carried out remotely.  This is not effective however for tree surveys, where individual assessment is required.  Mark remains hopeful that works can resume as restrictions ease and welcomes project enquiries either remotely or for the 21/22 winter season.