The ecology team has substantial professional experience in conducting a range of protected species surveys and impact assessments. We design and implement ecological mitigation strategies for a diverse range of projects – both simple and complex – and provide advice services for all sectors, including Developers, Land Managers and Local Planning Authorities. We undertake all levels of assessment from Phase 1 Habitat through to detailed Environmental Impact Assessments and assist with design stage ecological planning through to resolving ecological issues that may arise throughout the lifespan of a project.
Our arboricultural team has extensive experience in all tree related areas including, trees and development, tree condition assessment, tree related damage and woodland management. We work closely with Architects, Engineers and Developers, giving pre-application advice for planning proposals, as well as producing Arboricultural Impact Assessments for planning submissions and Arboricultural Method Statements for works close to trees, particularly to discharge planning conditions. This can include monitoring tree protection on active sites to act as an audit trail for Local Planning Authorities.
We have a Tree Radar Unit which allows for a non-invasive method of assessing the location and depth of tree roots when designing work close to trees or assessing for the potential for damage, for example.