Category: Ecology

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Oct2020

Planting for wildlife

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Everything you need to know about planting for wildlife  Green spaces are disappearing at an alarming rate due to urban expansion, therefore gardens and open spaces have become increasingly important, not only to us, but to the wildlife around us. Green spaces help to form green corridors, providing habitats and connectivity ... Read More
22nd October 2020ACD Environmental

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Oct2020

Green spaces and our health

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Have you ever been grumpy, had a quarrel, or just felt a little stressed? How often have we told ourselves to go outside and get some fresh air?   For many, spending time outside is a regular part of everyday life, taking a break to work on an allotment, walking the dog ... Read More
9th October 2020ACD Environmental

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Oct2020
ACD have been very busy with invertebrate and botany surveys this summer and the weather has been great for them! We have found lots of interesting critters.   The most species we found in a single site visit was 213 on a grassland site in Oxford.  There were also nine nationally scarce/notable ... Read More
2nd October 2020ACD Environmental

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Sep2020

Happy Plant Health Week!

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The Landscape Institute has announced that this week is Plant Health Week. This is to recognise The Food and Agricultural Organisation’s (FAO) International Year of Plant Health 2020, with both events set to celebrate the benefits of healthy plants. The aim is to help protect and enhance plant life ... Read More
21st September 2020ACD Environmental

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Aug2020
ACD Environmental are pleased to inform you of the relocation of our Godalming office.   During lockdown we took the opportunity to relocate our Surrey office, from Mill Lane to the historic Fry’s Yard in Godalming, whilst adhering to government guidelines.   The Surrey office are delighted to announce the expansion of the ... Read More
3rd August 2020ACD Environmental

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Jul2020
One of our landscape architects came across the North and South Meads owned by Wolfson College, Oxford, while on a site visit. These meadows are designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and are relics of Marston’s medieval farming system. There is no evidence to suggest that ... Read More
21st July 2020ACD Environmental

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Jun2020

Elm tree woodland

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Whilst out undertaking fieldwork associated with an Environment Impact Assessment, one of our assessors was lucky enough to discover themselves in a beautiful elm tree woodland in Cambridgeshire. Elm tree woodlands and trees were once commonplace in the English landscape but started to reduce in the early 1900s after woodland ... Read More
23rd June 2020ACD Environmental

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Jun2020

Multifunctional landscapes

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Multifunctional landscapes are becoming increasingly popular and are providing a creative way to adapt green spaces. Whilst visiting a park recently we noticed that on the surface of it it was an attractive place for people to visit, take their daily exercise, meet up with friends and family (whilst observing ... Read More
11th June 2020ACD Environmental

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Apr2020

Japanese knotweed emergence

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Now is the time to start looking out for signs of Japanese knotweed!   During the winter the plant dies back, but now you will be able to see the bamboo-like stems emerging. Japanese knotweed is an invasive, non-native plant that suppresses other plant growth and therefore it is an offence to ... Read More
17th April 2020ACD Environmental

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Apr2020

ACD Graphics Examples

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ACD has developed a strong graphics department, specialising in a variety of 2D and 3D programmes. Utilising software which is appropriate to the project and ranging from simple line drawings to fully rendered packages. We are able to tailor our graphics to not only suit the project but also client ... Read More
16th April 2020ACD Environmental