With a background in Environmental Sciences, it is our policy to promote the planting of large wildlife corridors and shelter belts with native species wherever possible. These areas can often serve as mitigation for the construction stage and have become a trademark of Acorn Landscapes designs and plans.
There are many advantages to planting-up Wildlife Corridors:
After their initial planting they require little to no maintenance.
They offer a cost-effective way to reduce overall Garden maintenance, and can hugely reduce lawn mowing.
They encourage and provide sanctuary for Birds and Wildlife.
Tree planting aids drainage in wet and waterlogged areas and given time, improves soil quality.
Native Species thrive in the conditions here and can be used to quickly form screens and to give shelter to exposed sites.
Planting trees is one of the most effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Further information at: www.nativewoodtrust.ie
Pathways and clearings can be left through the trees which offer a great amenity/play area for children.
Native trees are host to some of the most impressive blossoms and fruits, with trees such as Crab Apples, Wild Cherries, Hawthorn and Rowan making Wildlife corridors hugely valuable to native fauna.
All green waste materials such as grass cuttings, hedge clippings, wood chippings and leaves are composted in a large windrow on our site and then reused as soil improvers on future projects.
All other waste is reduced as much as possible, recycled and reused where possible, or disposed of in an appropriate manner to a licenced waste management service.
How will a native woodland corridor reduce my carbon footprint?
Plants and trees absorb CO₂ during photosynthesis. One tree grown to maturity in open space can absorb approximately 1 tonne of CO₂ over its lifetime. You can effectively create a carbon sink by planting a forest area covering many acres. For more information visit https://www.nativewoodlandtrust.ie/