Arboriculture

Rethinking Parks

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Arboriculture | 0 comments

Rethinking Parks ? I have just listened to a rather depressing webinar on The Landscape Institute Web site on Rethinking Parks.  (It may not be available for you to open yet- so watch this space.) It made me ask myself why Parks are so important? Not just for me but why they are essential to the fabric of a healthy and democratic society? Why are horticulturists essential to our Parks and why would a loss of 50% of the Parks’ skilled workforce be a disaster for them? These are the questions that we should be asking ourselves, not how can we “make parks pay?” alias the...

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Arboriculture

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Arboriculture | 0 comments

Arboriculture

LandVision give detailed advice, plans and reports tailored to your specific needs and budget such as BS5837. We can discharge your landscape conditions on your planning application and provide expert advice on Tree Safety, Woodland Management including Ancient Woodland management plans for Forestry Commission grants.

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Ancient woodlands and Biodiversity Offsetting.

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Arboriculture, Climate change, Ecology, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Ancient woodlands and BAP woodlands; why they are special. Biodiversity offsetting can be a very useful way of mitigating for new development. At Landvision, we feel that there are some cases where offsetting can be used to great effect to mitigate and to enhance landscape and ecology. Despite what the UK government say, we feel there are also some instances, however, when biodiversity offsetting cannot be used. One such instance is ancient woodland. The Woodland Trust have mounted a petition to save ancient woodlands. Biodiversity Strategy 2011 – 2020 and UK BAP. The Biodiversity...

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Dealing with Excavations within the Root Protection Areas (RPA).

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Arboriculture, Root protection areas, Urban Trees | 0 comments

Dealing with Excavations within the Root Protection Areas (RPA).

Dealing with Excavations within the RPA. Using any type of mechanical digger within  root protection areas or RPA, will damage roots. So to avoid damage to roots, hand tools should be used such as forks and spades. Air spades which use compressed air may be a better solution to hand digging in some instances. Air spades use compressed air and are much less likely to damage the tree roots. Care should be taken to minimise the disturbance to the roots beyond the work area. Ground protection sheets can stop compaction by wheel barrows and site operators. Also ground protection sheets can be...

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Hedgerow Workshop

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Arboriculture, Ecology, Landscape, Landscape Character Assessment | 0 comments

This Saturday 20th April, 2013 Transition Wadhurst will meet at the Sparrows Green Pavillion at 230pm. The talk will be by Matt from The High Weald Landscape Trust. Then 3pm to 430 pm we will look at some historic landscape features such as old hedgerows. Join us to walk along some of the old historic hedgerows in East Sussex and learn about our amazing botanical heritage. Come along to spot Wild primroses, Foxglove, Dog Violets and other early spring plants. Ancient hedgerows are often located on hedge banks with ditches. They can form old boundaries to fields and Parklands, such as deer...

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How to select exciting trees for great interest in urban settings; specimen trees with all year round colour

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Arboriculture, Landscape, Urban Trees | 0 comments

How to select exciting trees for great interest in urban settings; specimen trees with all year round colour

Firstly, look at the site. Is it sunny? Is it sheltered? If it is in a wind corridor, a street where the wind blows through, in winter this will be very cold and exposed. Conversely, a sunny sheltered courtyard may allow you to plant a more tender tree, such as an Olive tree or Magnolia grandiflora. What are the site restrictions and what characteristics do you want from the tree? Trees with interesting bark can contribute so much in winter. For instance, Betula utilis jacquemontii, with its white bark. Prunus serrula- with its shiny mahogany bark- these two trees are exceptional in urban...

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