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 ...
9th July 2020ACD Environmental
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 ...
6th July 2020ACD Environmental
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 ...
23rd June 2020ACD Environmental
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 ...
18th June 2020ACD Environmental
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 ...
15th June 2020ACD Environmental
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 ...
11th June 2020ACD Environmental
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 ...
27th May 2020ACD Environmental
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 ...
17th April 2020ACD Environmental
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 ...
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 ...
17th March 2020ACD Environmental