Professional ecological and arboricultural services applying local knowledge and experience
Tel: 01621 862986
Fax: 01621 862990
E-mail: eecos@essexwt.org.uk
Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough, Colchester, CO5 7RZ

Habitat creation

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The knowledge accumulated by our ecologists through survey experience can be utilised to develop habitat creation plans that are appropriate to any location, reflecting the local characteristics in habitat that vary throughout the county. In this way the resulting habitats will more easily integrate with the surrounding countryside, leading to a greater contribution to the restoration of biodiversity at a landscape level.

We can provide habitat creation advice for a wide range of purposes, from landscaping associated with development proposals or road schemes, to compensation for habitats lost during construction and schemes entirely based in conservation. We will always recommend species that are native to the immediate area and appropriate to the environmental and physical conditions of the site.

Our ecologists are accustomed to working with construction and landscape specialists and will supervise the implementation of the plans to ensure a high standard of work.

Examples of our habitat creation work include:

  • Hedgerow planting;
  • Pond and lake creation;
  • Specifications for the planting of various woodland types;
  • Specifications for seed mixes for various grassland types;
  • Enhancement work for the establishment of crayfish populations.

If you require a quote please send an email to us at eecos@essexwt.org.uk including a brief description of what is proposed, timescales and site plans. Alternatively you can contact us in the office on 01621 862986. We can carry out habitat creation work in Essex and surrounding counties, including Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent and London.