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The Value of the Landscape – Money doesn’t grow on trees but they can help you make it.

Friday, September 08, 2017

There are established methods employed by landscape architects to evaluate the quality of a landscape. The processes of Landscape Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) and Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) have been developed and refined over a number of years by industry professionals to ensure that we are able thoroughly and, within reason, objectively, assess the value of an area, or series of areas, for their visual and landscape quality and character.  Read More

When do you employ a landscape architect?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Recently I have moved into a more senior role in our landscape architecture team at Thomson Ecology. At the same time I have passed my Chartership exam and so am, in general, feeling very pleased with myself and like I know it all.  Read More

Combining surveys saves time and money for your project

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

At Thomson Ecology, we are keen to assist our clients from the first email or telephone conversation right through to the end of a project, and beyond. We understand the ecological constraints that you have on site and we want to ensure that planning consent is achieved, as well as saving you time and money. Read More

Snap happy!

Monday, January 23, 2017

With the miniaturisation of electronics the camera trap has become an excellent survey technique, a 24 hour night or day recording service that can be used in its own right as a survey method or to supplement survey techniques in a variety of situations. The ultimate aim is to improve the accuracy of biological recording on a site in one, or multiple locations.  Read More

Watching briefs should not be left until the last minute!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Watching briefs are an integral aspect of ecology site work and should be planned for in advance to ensure that ecologists with the necessary competencies will be available. For example, an ecologist with a great crested newt licence, or a bat licence, may be needed.  Read More