ACD Environmental was excited to attend the official launch of Whitethorn Gardens, Stoke Mandeville. Although a little wet it did not dampen the spirits of those who attended. ACD Environmental started work on this project with Kier Living in 2018, assisting with the full suite of ecological and arboricultural surveys, ...
28th February 2020ACD Environmental
In December 2019, Ali Shaw gained her rare reptile licence. ACD Environmental are now pleased to announce that we can carry out rare reptile surveys. There are six species of native British reptiles. Four of these species are widespread and commonly found across the UK: adder Vipera berus, slow worm Anguis ...
18th February 2020ACD Environmental
Tree Transplanting There are 3 main ways that trees are provided: bare-root, rootball and containerised. The pros and cons of each are summarised in the table below: Initial Planting Size The initial planting size of trees is an important factor to consider when specifying trees. Trees can be bought at sizes ranging from ...
13th February 2020ACD Environmental
Pollution Tolerance Trees planted in urban areas are likely to be exposed to the air pollution produced by motor vehicles. Pollutants include sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide which can contribute to lower rates of photosynthesis in trees, resulting in lower growth rates. Choosing trees tolerant to these chemicals can mitigate the ...
10th February 2020ACD Environmental
Soil Compaction As soil becomes more compacted from pedestrian and vehicular traffic, the oxygen content of the soil becomes lower and lower over time. The majority of tree roots inhabit the depth where oxygen levels are optimal; by compacting the soil the available rooting volume for the tree lowers, which can ...
7th February 2020ACD Environmental
Rooting Volumes Trees within urban environments are often planted within small restricted spaces, with only a small amount of space available for roots to grow. Smaller available rooting spaces for trees means less access to water and nutrients, which can often be fatal for proposed trees. The primary direction of tree roots ...
4th February 2020ACD Environmental