Category: Landscape Architecture

09

Jul2020
Following on from our last blog post 'Barking mad', we are going to look at visual acuity and the scale of tree bark textures therefore providing optimum viewing distances.   Using visual acuity to provide optimal positioning With a bit of understanding about human vision and acuity, we can provide definitive distances ... Read More
9th July 2020ACD Environmental

06

Jul2020

Barking mad!

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  Introduction In our last tree bark themed blog we discussed the value of coloured tree bark in the landscape, however colour is only one aspect of bark to provide interest. In this blog we shall address the often underrated textural qualities of tree bark, and go into detail of how we ... Read More
6th July 2020ACD Environmental

23

Jun2020

Elm tree woodland

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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

18

Jun2020
It often gets overlooked once a landscape scheme has been installed, whether it be a wildflower grassland, urban trees, front garden shrub planting or roof garden and podium landscapes, the contractor walks away and the landscape fails. As well as the appropriate preparation prior to planting, the watering regime for the ... Read More
18th June 2020ACD Environmental

15

Jun2020

Public art

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Public art is becoming a more important component within new developments, so much so, that the requirement is often drawn into planning conditions. These are often pre-commencement conditions to allow the public art to form part of the design, as opposed to a ‘bolt-on’, at the end of the scheme. Some ... Read More
15th June 2020ACD Environmental

11

Jun2020

Multifunctional landscapes

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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

27

May2020
ACD Environmental was excited to undertake fieldwork with NJC Surveys in Essex. The purpose of this fieldwork was to gather baseline information including photography and total survey station data for the production of fully verifiable photomontages. This fieldwork was not only undertaken in line with the Landscape Institute’s ... Read More
27th May 2020ACD Environmental

17

Apr2020

Japanese knotweed emergence

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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

16

Apr2020

ACD Graphics Examples

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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

17

Mar2020
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