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 has been complicated 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.