Category: Ecology



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



Multifunctional landscapes

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 current social distancing guidelines). However, when you look closer the centre of the park was a ... Read More
11th June 2020ACD Environmental



Japanese knotweed emergence

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



ACD Graphics Examples

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


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


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



Licenced for rare reptile surveys

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 ... Read More
18th February 2020ACD Environmental


ACD Environmental is proud to announce that we are now a Registered Practice with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).   CIEEM is the primary professional membership body representing ecologists and environmental managers in the UK.   According to CIEEM, Registered Practices are:   “…champions of high professional standards and the delivery of ... Read More
8th January 2020ACD Environmental



A barbestelle encounter!

On 4th July, ACD undertook a preliminary roost inspection of a barn in Highworth, Swindon. The barn had lots of potential features for roosting bats, with a stone wall containing many holes and crevices which bats could use as summer roosts and also possibly for hibernation. An endoscope was used on ... Read More
10th September 2019ACD Environmental


In June 2019, ACD Environmental’s Director of Ecology Daniel Wood spent a fascinating 3 days working with Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) Badger Research Project.   WildCRU’s badger project began in 1987, building on earlier data stretching back to the early 1970s. Focused on badgers living at Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire, ... Read More
26th July 2019ACD Environmental