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Acorn Group Supports Animal and Plant Health Agency to understand Sweet Chestnut Blight

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 UK.

AEMG Consultancy department recently completed the removal of Sweet Chestnut trees in the Devon area that were infected with Sweet Chestnut Blight. More >

Acorn Environmental Management Group awarded 5th consecutive RoSPA Gold Award

Acorn Environmental Management Group Ltd is a winner at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017.

The company, based in REDDITCH, achieved the Gold Medal (5 consecutive Golds) award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

They will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The award was achieved during a special year for family-safety charity RoSPA, as it More >

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 for more information


AEMG’s 100% ROLO course pass rate continues with the last course candidates

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






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.

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 information about their relevant industries and the requirements.

A great day – thank you More >

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 stay healthy. Soil compaction is the main issue on development sites which has a detrimental effect on the health of the More >

AEMG completing Tree Surveys for Buckinghamshire Highways

AEMG have nearly completed the second phase of surveys for Ringway Jacobs through Buckinghamshire. In the last 18 months we have surveyed two thirds of the roads in Buckinghamshire updating their tree inventory and highlighting hazardous trees

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 to the new development. Any roots found were wrapped in damp hessian so they didn’t dry out.

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:


  1. Bat and insect trapping (mist netting, harp trapping, insect light trapping)
  2. Bat acoustic surveys (using bat detectors)
  3. Small mammal surveys (using Sherman traps)
  4. Vegetation surveys and habitat More >