Category: Ecology


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 ... Read More
28th April 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 ... Read More
22nd February 2021ACD Environmental



ACD Advent Calendar 2020

Here is a look back at all the facts we provided each day in December, through the run-up to Christmas in our ACD Advent Calendar. Welcome to the ACD Environmental advent calendar. Follow our page to receive a fact every day until Christmas! Let’s start off with a fact about ... Read More
24th December 2020ACD Environmental



Planting for wildlife

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


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


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



Happy Plant Health Week!

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 for ... Read More
21st September 2020ACD Environmental


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 existing ... Read More
3rd August 2020ACD Environmental


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 they have ... Read More
21st July 2020ACD Environmental



Elm tree woodland

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