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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

Trump Forest – where ignorance grows trees

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

It’s impossible to ignore the almost daily news updates about Donald Trump’s latest comments, views and, of course, tweets. One of his most controversial actions so far as President has been his pledge for the US to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement.  Read More

Going…going…gone?

Friday, July 28, 2017

A 2015 study has shown that Earth has entered an era of mass extinction - unparalleled since the dinosaurs died out 66 million years ago along with 75% of all life.  Read More

Do trees and hedges really clean our air?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Have you ever wondered what the point is of having street trees or roadside hedgerows? Well, apart from providing an important habitat for breeding and foraging birds and insects, and providing attractive and calming places for people, they also play an important role in protecting us from pollution. 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

Ragweed on the rise

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

We are used to hearing about how climate change and global warming are leading to rising sea levels, warming oceans and retreating glaciers, but did you know that it may also cause a rise in hay fever?! Read More