ACD provides a cost assurance service within our standard fixed fee, which provides for a review of tendered prices if they are received over-budget. The principle reasons for higher than expected costs are the requirement for multi-phase installations, where mobilisation costs become high, or unseasonal planting, where all stock is ...
7th March 2018ACD Environmental
On 27th November 2017 Natural England and the Forestry Commission updated their Standing Advice on Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees, which will potentially have a major impact on our use of the buffer zones for engineering features and recreational uses, particularly SuDS features. More worryingly, where ‘pollution’ (for example run-off during ...
4th January 2018ACD Environmental
Legislation It is an offence to cause or allow Japanese knotweed to spread in the wild under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 section 114 (2) (WCA 1981), as it is one of the plants listed in the schedule. All waste containing Japanese knotweed comes under the control of Part II ...
24th August 2017ACD Environmental
Tick Season – Beware! One of the ACD staff returned from field survey work recently, to find that he had five ticks on him, and was naturally worried, so he was recommended to see his doctor and we have since reviewed and updated our Health and Safety Policy as a result. Lyme ...
11th August 2017ACD Environmental
In 2015 we blogged about the cost of tree planting with cellular pits in hard landscape, and advised that the cost of a large high water demand tree, such as an oak, could be well over £10,000. Even the smallest tree can cost ...
18th April 2017ACD Environmental
ACD are pleased to announce that both Anne Dally and Jon Seymour have successfully passed their Professional Practice Pathway to Chartership exams and are now fully chartered members.
6th December 2016ACD Environmental
ACD carries out audits of many completed landscape installations and there is a problem evident on many sites, where topsoil to rear gardens is often deficient or on poorly prepared subsoil.
6th November 2016ACD Environmental