Edward Heinrich

Ask the arborist – is my tree safe?

Ask the arborist – is my tree safe?

Edward Heinrich is an arborist based in Solihull where he runs the practice Umberslade Arboriculture.  The residents of Solihull often ask him questions, and each month, he’ll be sharing some of these, and the answers.  Q: There is a fungus growing at the base of a tree in my garden. Is the tree safe?  A:…

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Get to the root of the problem

Get to the root of the problem

T his is a case which resulted from a keen observation by a planning officer visiting the site to consider a planning application.   An oak with existing fungi at the base (small, blackened brackets of Ganoderma) was seen to now have fruiting bodies of a different fungus around most of the base. With several…

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Ask the Arborist March 2022

The first weeks of the new year represent a challenge, a race against time, as we work to get trees that require pruning or felling completed before the arrival of spring.  Once trees come into leaf, and the nesting season begins, the scope for working on them is limited.  If a tree becomes a nesting…

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Tree query? – ask the arborist

Tree query? – ask the arborist

Edward Heinrich is an arborist based in Solihull where he runs the practice Umberslade Arboriculture.  The residents of Solihull often ask him questions, and each month, he’ll be sharing some of these, and the answers.  Q: Debbie asks: I am going to plant a tree in my garden. How high do you think should I…

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