Category: Landscape Architecture


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


Tree Transplanting There are 3 main ways that trees are provided: bare-root, rootball and containerised. The pros and cons of each are summarised in the table below: ... Read More
13th February 2020ACD Environmental


Pollution Tolerance Trees planted in urban areas are likely to be exposed to the air pollution produced by motor vehicles. Pollutants include sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide which can contribute to lower rates of photosynthesis in trees, resulting in lower growth rates. Choosing trees tolerant to these chemicals can mitigate the ... Read More
10th February 2020ACD Environmental


Soil Compaction As soil becomes more compacted from pedestrian and vehicular traffic, the oxygen content of the soil becomes lower and lower over time. The majority of tree roots inhabit the depth where oxygen levels are optimal; by compacting the soil the available rooting volume for the tree lowers, which can ... Read More
7th February 2020ACD Environmental


Rooting Volumes Trees within urban environments are often planted within small restricted spaces, with only a small amount of space available for roots to grow. Smaller available rooting spaces for trees means less access to water and nutrients, which can often be fatal for proposed trees. The primary direction of tree roots ... Read More
4th February 2020ACD Environmental


Over the next few weeks we will be discussing how a variety of factors need to be considered when specifying trees within residential schemes. These factors will include: • Zones of Influence (Part 1) • Drought Tolerance (Part 1) • Rooting Volumes (Part ... Read More
31st January 2020ACD Environmental



School landscape design

ACD Environmental can offer a complete school landscape design service for developers who are required to include schools in their development masterplans. We have a dedicated team of specialists who have expertise in designing and overseeing construction of landscapes for new schools and extensions to schools for a local authority. ... Read More
27th January 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