Category: Landscape Architecture



SANG Design

In this blog we are going to explain what a SANG is, why we have them, and how we design one.   What is a SANG and why do we need them? A Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) is the name given to a greenspace that is of a quality and type suitable ... Read More
23rd July 2021ACD Environmental



What a tree-t!

“Trees are essential to the future of the planet.” – David Attenborough   Do you really know the true value of trees? We want to help spread the word about how amazing trees are from The Arboricultural Association, and how you can find more information relating to these facts through our previous ... Read More
29th June 2021ACD Environmental


Over recent years, the earth’s average temperature has increased, resulting in sea levels rising and wildfires spreading globally. Both of which have had a major impact on our eco systems, animal habitats, and people’s livelihoods and communities. Although this may not have affected you personally, in years to come we ... Read More
4th June 2021ACD Environmental


When was the last time you saw a live hedgehog? Are you plagued by slugs and snails on your herbaceous borders or your allotment? Our iconic, beloved, and charismatic mammal is native across the UK but is on the priority species list. Hedgehogs are listed as vulnerable on the Red ... Read More
1st June 2021ACD Environmental



Hedge trimming

It is easy to trim a hedge into a regular rectangle, but you are often faced with a problem where the bottom of the hedge starts looking a bit sparse whilst the top half is looking lush and green. This is because the bottom of the hedge is less likely ... Read More
27th May 2021ACD Environmental



Fruit trees

Fruit trees within the landscape are beneficial for a variety of reasons: they contribute to the local ecology by providing a food source for a variety of species; provide flowering decorative trees which are visually appealing within the landscape; grow edible fruits; and provide focal areas within open spaces where ... Read More
18th May 2021ACD Environmental


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


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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
30th March 2021ACD Environmental



Oak processionary

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 ... Read More
17th March 2021ACD Environmental