Biodiversity

We have developed procedures to protect the ecology and biodiversity of the environments in which we work. Species or ecosystems to be protected and sustained during projects will typically be identified in an Environmental Survey.

Trees identified for protection and retention  will typically be protected by enclosing them in block and mesh  fencing and, where necessary, installing a geo-textile membrane to prevent plant and machinery damaging their roots.

We have extensive experience of safely removing invasive plant species such as Buddleia or Japanese Knotweed.

We are often responsible for the preservation of local animal species such as lizards and badgers – which need to be safely captured and relocated.

Operational staff receive biodiversity training as part of our environmental management system to enable them to identify invasive and protected species.