Drones: A Gimmick or a Viable Survey Tool for Arboriculture and Ecology Consultants in 2023

Drone photograph of rolling Peak District Countryside photographed by UAVisionary Ltd

Individuals and businesses have recently become more knowledgeable about drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)). There is a much greater understanding of drone technology and the benefits, as well as potential limitations, of using them for arboricultural and ecological surveys and assessments. This is nothing new. Drones have been used to conduct environmental studies for […]

World Spotlight is on Nature & Biodiversity

Earths Crystal Ball

For many decades, humans, particularly in the developed world, have continued to urbanise and disrupt many landscapes and ecosystems, whether it be for industry, infrastructure or housing requirements. Due to the distinct lack of clear guidance, enforcement, education and respect of those high level decision-makers for the natural environment, we are now at a catastrophic […]

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Christmas Camper

What a year 2022 has been, working with some fantastic new clients and delivering projects across the UK. It has been wonderful to be part of some great design teams along the way, achieving planning decisions to see hundreds of new homes, commercial space and infrastructure projects get the green light.  Thank you to all […]

Mental Health Awareness – A Directors Perspective

A New Day

There was in my mind always a stigma attached to discussing mental health as a male, running a successful business, having a great family, externally appearing ok and with everything I’ve ever needed but breaking inside. Discussing mental health was a sign of weakness, failure and fault. I couldn’t be further from the truth. Just writing this allows me to put it out there.

International Day of Forests – Forest Soils

A bird's eye view of a a forest pathway- Credit UAVisionary

It is difficult to overestimate the value of forests and the numerous benefits they provide to people all over the world. They provide a wide range of ecosystem services, including timber production; vast net primary productivity, which is a central ecological function; carbon, organic matter, water, and pollutant regulation; and even pure intrinsic and cultural values […]

Arboricultural Team Expands – Welcome Elva!


Wharton welcomes the latest member to it’s team of Natural Advisers! Elva Preston joins us today as an Arboricultural Consultant Elva joined the team in March 2021 after working as an Assistant Ecologist for WSP and FPCR in the midlands since 2018. Elva is one of a rare breed but growing, as a female arboricultural […]