Did you know, that the presence of Japanese knotweed on a development site has the potential to lead to prosecution (imprisonment of 2 years) and / or compensation claims (up to £5000)? It can potentially cause damage to buildings, hard surfaces and the ecosystem of the surrounding area, swamping native and ...
28th April 2021ACD Environmental
As our population grows our demand for natural resources increases, which in turn puts enormous pressure on our land and our natural soils. Soils act as a natural sponge and can attenuate rainfall at the source. Heavy and storm event rainfall can wash away this valuable resource, and in turn ...
22nd April 2021ACD Environmental
Tackling the Climate Emergency: Mitigation, Adaptation and Biodiversity Online CPD held by the Landscape Institute. In September last year, staff members of ACD took part in a two-day CPD covering the vital and pressing issues of our time - the climate and ecological emergencies, and to hear what we can do as ...
30th March 2021ACD Environmental
It's tick season - beware! This year, Tick Bite Prevention Week is held this week between the 22nd-28th March. With this in mind, ACD has updated and provided their readers with a Ticks & Lyme Disease Information Sheet. Download the information sheet below to understand more about ticks, Lyme disease and it's symptoms, ...
25th March 2021ACD Environmental
It's an oak-less cause, or is it... One of the most valuable native trees in our country is the English oak (Quercus robur). It provides an incredible number of benefits and needs for our society and our environment. As an environmental practice we seek to get as many of these integrated ...
17th March 2021ACD Environmental
When assessing the impact of a potential new development on its surroundings, and during the design process, landscape architects and landscape officers often refer to Landscape Character Assessments. They provide an insight into which elements make the landscape unique, valued, which features should be considered for retention, and how landscapes ...
5th March 2021ACD Environmental
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has published a new discussion paper on ‘Natural Capital and Environmental Net Gain’. Natural capital can be defined as the world’s stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil, air, water, and all living things. Therefore, this has the potential to impact society, economies, air ...
22nd February 2021ACD Environmental
Did you know that since 2019, 47% of staff members at ACD Environmental have attended a Mental Health First Aid course? Alongside completing a physical First Aid course, ACD considers mental health just as important and actively encourages its employees to participate in courses and activities that promote this. Directors, ...
8th February 2021ACD Environmental
ACD Environmental have been actively involved with charity fundraising and the last few months have been no different. Aside from our yearly fundraising events we have been donating in other ways. Recently, ACD were able to donate 15 laptops to 2 charities, Camara Education and HEALS of Malmesbury. Camara Education is a ...
4th February 2021ACD Environmental