Category: Arboriculture


We have spent the past few weeks following developments on the COVID-19 pandemic.   During this period of uncertainty, we’re here to support our clients and to ensure that we can continue to offer arboricultural, archaeological, ecological and landscape architectural consultancy and design services as normal. We are committed to providing our ... Read More
17th March 2020ACD Environmental


Following our series of blogs regarding the variety of factors that need to be considered when specifying trees within residential schemes. We have put together an information sheet with all chapters included.   Please see below to read the information in full.   Specifying Trees in Residential Schemes 2020
4th March 2020ACD Environmental


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 ... Read More
28th February 2020ACD Environmental



All bark and no bite

Whilst foliage and flowers can be a strong source of colour, the vibrance of bark/stems can often be overlooked. Bark/stems can be seen all year round with the effect often exaggerated in winter when the stems are exposed and the surrounding landscape is diminished and devoid of colour.   Tree species with ... Read More
18th September 2019ACD Environmental



Tree Decay Investigation

In February, ACD were contacted to investigate the integrity of a Sweet chestnut tree in Henley-upon-Thames that had a Tree Preservation Order. The tree owner was concerned about the health of the tree after she noticed three woodpecker holes on the stem, as well as a branch failure ... Read More
2nd April 2019ACD Environmental


The team at ACD Environmental are pleased to announce the recent opening of our new office in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire! The Cambourne office, headed by Dan Mottram (Regional Manager – East Anglia), has been established to support and enhance the service ACD Environmental provides to existing clients in the East Anglia ... Read More
30th May 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 ... Read More
4th January 2018ACD Environmental



Tick Season!

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 ... Read More
11th August 2017ACD Environmental



Chalara Die Back of Ash

It has come to our attention that historic approved Landscape plans are still in circulation specifying Ash trees. Since November 2012 we have not specified Ash.
6th November 2016ACD Environmental