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Creating a future where we live in balance with, and connected to nature. Explore our knowledge of tree and ecology services further through our selection of recent and challenging projects:

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

The team at Wharton are all fully refreshed after their Christmas break and can’t wait to carry on and get involved with continuing and new projects!

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Covid-19: #Lockdown3

We want to take this time to ensure all of out clients that through this new lockdown we are still open and able to assist you with your project needs.

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Beat the January Blues in the Natural Environment

Beat the January Blues in the Natural Environment

Well 2020 was a strange old year and following on from the new national lockdown announced on 4th January 2021 by the Prime Minister, it has never been more important than now to stick to those New Year resolutions. Winter is upon us and many of us are working from home again; home schooling; and juggling a 101 other things. Winter however provides so many opportunities to see the natural environment completely differently, both as adults and for children. Walking through woodlands and listening to the crunching of the morning frost on the ground; seeing the sun rising through the silhouettes of trees; and listening to the winter bird calls are just some of the things you may not have previously appreciated.

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Potential Changes to Bat Mitigation Licensing: Earned Recognition

Potential Changes to Bat Mitigation Licensing: Earned Recognition

The Earned Recognition (‘ER’) scheme is soon to be piloted by Natural England, the Chartered Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management and the Bat Conservation Trust. The scheme is similar to the current Bat Mitigation Class Licence (BMCL) with a much increased scope to include all types of roost and all species. Should the scheme be successful it is likely that it will replace the current mitigation licensing process in the long-term.

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It’s a first as we welcome Paige to the team

The newest member to the Wharton Family. Wharton’s team is a dynamic & expanding one! Although in many ways 2020 may have been a year to forget, at Wharton we have been able to create opportunity to deliver an even better service to our clients, and we recognise how important every client it to us. As a result we welcome Paige Yates to the team.

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Six reasons why Ecology is more than a constraint!

Six reasons why Ecology is more than a constraint!

When starting a new development project there are a considerable number of factors that need to be taken into consideration, from initial design to overall completion. Here at Wharton we understand how important it is to consider natural infrastructure from the beginning. There are many benefits to integrating your design with the natural world, but leaving it to the last minute can see costly delays.

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Has your appreciation for nature increased during COVID-19?

As a society locally, nationally and internationally, we are now at a crossroads in regards to the natural and semi-natural environment we leave for future generations. If we don’t take decisive action now there is a chance we will be known as the generation that failed to utilise the knowledge, expertise and technology right in front of us to help prevent climate breakdown, due to our own greed and wealth.

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Tree Health Week: Pests and Diseases

Tree Health Week: Pests and Diseases

In line with the Arboricultural Associations first ever Tree Health Week we thought it only right to give some content on just how trees within the UK and elsewhere have had their health affected over the past fifty years. The aim of this week is to raise awareness of the threats our trees face and to provide knowledge on some of the key threats, present and future.

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