Category: Landscape Architecture

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Sep2019

All bark and no bite

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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

16

May2019
The spring is the fastest growth period for this plant and it can spread very quickly. Look out for red/purple new shoots emerging from the ground, similar to asparagus spears. At this stage the leaves will be rolled up around the shoot and may be red or burnt ... Read More
16th May 2019ACD Environmental

25

Jan2019
ACD would like to announce that Dorota Kaminska-Majkowska has taken over as our Southern Director in Eastleigh.   Dorota originally joined ACD Environmental in 2011, she will now be responsible for the management and coordination at our regional office in Hampshire, whilst working closely with our clients to ensure ... Read More
25th January 2019ACD Environmental

30

May2018
The team at ACD Environmental are pleased to announce the recent opening of our new office in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire! The Cambourne office, headed by Dan Mottram (Regional Manager – East Anglia), has been established to support and enhance the service ACD Environmental provides to existing clients in the East Anglia ... Read More
30th May 2018ACD Environmental

03

May2018
A new lawn may look attractive but it will not stay this way without some love and attention.   It takes time for a new lawn to establish, so within the first year of ownership heavy use is to be avoided as the grass needs to establish a robust root system.   Spring and ... Read More
3rd May 2018ACD Environmental

07

Mar2018

Designing to a Budget

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ACD provides a cost assurance service within our standard fixed fee, which provides for a review of tendered prices if they are received over-budget. The principle reasons for higher than expected costs are the requirement for multi-phase installations, where mobilisation costs become high, or unseasonal planting, where all stock is ... Read More
7th March 2018ACD Environmental

04

Jan2018
On 27th November 2017 Natural England and the Forestry Commission updated their Standing Advice on Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees, which will potentially have a major impact on our use of the buffer zones for engineering features and recreational uses, particularly SuDS features.   More worryingly, where ‘pollution’ (for example run-off during ... Read More
4th January 2018ACD Environmental

24

Aug2017
Legislation It is an offence to cause or allow Japanese knotweed to spread in the wild under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 section 114 (2) (WCA 1981), as it is one of the plants listed in the schedule. All waste containing Japanese knotweed comes under the control of Part II ... Read More
24th August 2017ACD Environmental

11

Aug2017

Tick Season!

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Tick Season – Beware! One of the ACD staff returned from field survey work recently, to find that he had five ticks on him, and was naturally worried, so he was recommended to see his doctor and we have since reviewed and updated our Health and Safety Policy as a result. Lyme ... Read More
11th August 2017ACD Environmental

18

Apr2017

Tree Pits

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In 2015 we blogged about the cost of tree planting with cellular pits in hard landscape, and advised that the cost of a large high water demand tree, such as an oak, could be well over £10,000. Even the smallest tree can cost ... Read More
18th April 2017ACD Environmental