Acorn Group launches new services and new corporate branding

Acorn Environmental Management Group, one of the UK’s leading Arboricultural and Landscape Consultancy and Management service providers has launched a new range of services and rebranded. The new services include Ecology Services, Land based skills Training Academy and Ecological Mitigation Works and AEMG’s new logo offers a fresh, dynamic approach to the Arboricultural and landscape…

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M6 Badger Sett Creation

As part of Highways England’s strategy to improve traffic flow and improve the UK’s Strategic Highway Network, a section of the M6 between junction 2 to 4 was upgraded to become a SMART motorway encompassing new technology and deploy a running hard shoulder. Balfour Beatty Vinci JV was appointed by Highways England to construct the scheme and work commenced in December 2017.

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M5 Tree & Vegetation Removal

Contract Summary Contract Name: M5 SMART Motorway Upgrade Main Contractor: Balfour Beatty Vinci (BBV JV) Duration: 18 Months Contract Value: £1.2 million Scope: Vegetation clearance and Newt Fencing installation to satisfy habitat requirements. As part of Highways England’s strategy to improve traffic flow and improve the UK’s Strategic Highway Network, a section of the M5 between junction 4a to…

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Acorn Group Supports Animal and Plant Health Agency

Contract Summary Contract Name: Animal and Plant Health Agency Main Contractor: Animal and Plant Health Agency Duration: 8 Days Contract Value: £20,000 On this project we supported the Animal and Plant Health Agency to investigate and remove samples from a Sweet Chestnut Tree that was the first confirmed case of Sweet Chestnut Blight in the…

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ROLO Course – West Midlands

Next scheduled open course for the West Midlands Area is Wednesday 7th July . Just off junction 2 M42. Please contact Bruce Pattinson on bruce.Pattinson@aemg.co.uk for more information   AEMG’s 100% ROLO course pass rate continues with the last course candidates

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Acorn Group delivers another successful ROLO Health & Safety course

AEMG has successfully delivered the ROLO Health and Safety Awareness course on Friday in Cambridge to 8 Ecologists from Applied Ecology.  The next scheduled ‘open’ course is in the Redditch area and will be held on Wednesday 26th April 2017. Please contact Bruce Pattinson for further details bruce.pattinson@aemg.co.uk          

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Pershore College – Careers Day

AEMG exhibited at Pershore College yesterday with a great turnout. Thank you to all the students who visited the stand and the other exhibitors who made it a great day.

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Acorn Group Supports Pershore College Recruitment Fair

Acorn Environmental Management Group the national provider of Tree Maintenance, Arboricultural Consultancy, Landscaping and Rope Access Services has supported the recruitment fair held by Pershore College in Worcestershire. The recruitment fair was designed to provide potential students with an insight into the courses available which were supported by local organisations who could provide more detailed…

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AEMG complete BS5837 for the University of Birmingham

AEMG have recently completed a Pre-development site survey and Arboricultural Report in compliance with BS5837 for the University of Birmingham. The University of Birmingham is constantly expanding and improving facilities on campus but also knows the importance of its campus trees. Trees on development sites need correct protection in compliance with BS;5837 to ensure they…

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AEMG complete trial trench using Air Spade

AEMG have recently completed a trial trench to investigate the extent of the roots within the root protection area (RPA) of a Mature Beech tree. We used an Air spade and soil vacuum to ensure any roots encountered were not damaged. This method was used to investigate if the Beech tree could be retained next…

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Acorn Groups Ecologist undertakes extensive field study trip in Malawi

Acorn Groups Ecologist, Jade O’Rourke, is undertaking an extensive field study trip in Malawi to assist in a local habitat survey. Jade will be based at Mvuu Camp, a Central African Wilderness Safaris Lodge on the banks of the Shire River in Liwonde National Park.   Jade is working on the following:   Bat and…

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Acorn Group enhances lone worker safety

AEMG has recently made further improvements to its Lone working policy and procedure. We are continuing to utilise SPOT GPS devices that use satellites to pin point the Lone workers location. They can be used in areas with no phone signal.  

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AEMG invest in TreeTronic 3 decay detection

AEMG has recently purchased a TreeTronic3 which is used to detect decay in standing trees. The TreeTronic3 will work with the Picus3 that AEMG bought a few months ago to give extra detailed information about the condition of the wood inside trees. The TreeTronic3 is a measuring device that uses electric current and voltage measurements…

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Acorn Group – Airspade Root investiation

AEMG recently completed detailed root inspection on a Beech tree utilising the Airspade. On a previous survey for the University of Birmingham the decay fungus Meripilus giganteus had been identified. Due to its location next to a busy road and pedestrian crossing this would normally require removal. This tree is within the area covered by…

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Acorn Group undertake tree decay detection for University of Birmingham

AEMG recently completed decay detection on several trees for University of Birmingham. Picus® Sonic Tomography system and Resistograph® drill were used to highlight the amount of decay within the trees. Picus® Sonic Tomography system measures the time sound waves take to go through the tree. Picus® system uses low frequency sound to measure the density…

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Acorn Group complete annual Tree Survey for Bolton at Home

This month AEMG completed this year’s phase of surveys on behalf of Bolton at Home who manage a varied and impressive tree stock throughout the town of Bolton. The trees are a pleasure to survey and have a history of excellent management by the council who were responsible for them prior to transfer to the…

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Acorn Group commences tree survey in Sandwell Valley Country Park

AEMG are pleased to commence a tree condition survey this month on behalf of Sandwell Valley Country Park. The park is situated in the heart of the West Midlands and incorporates two working farms with visitor centres. Outdoor activities include walking, mountain biking and an assault course and there are also various nature areas and…

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Acorn launch training academy

Acorn Environmental Management Group, the national provider of arboricultural and landscape consultancy and management services has launched a new training academy to deliver health and safety courses to the arboricultural & Landscaping industry. The Acorn Academy is a BALI registered training provider for the Registration of Land Based Operatives (ROLO) health and Safety course which…

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Coventry City – Case Study Arboriculture Services

Acorn Environmental Management Group undertakes the Management and Maintenance of Coventry City’s Trees including Highways, Parks & Open Spaces and numerous Woodlands.   Coventry City Council owns and actively manages over 200 hectares of mature woodland within the city boundary. Over 100 hectares is ancient and semi-natural woodland or replanted ancient woodland sites.   The…

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