Our Habitat Management and Vegetation Clearance services include:
Sensitive staged cutting
Vegetation clearance should be undertaken with care from March to September to avoid disturbance to nesting birds and other wildlife in accordance with the 1981 WCA. If works are necessary outside of the optimal periods, pre-commencement checks are undertaken and results recorded to ensure that all tasks fall within best practice guidelines with appropriate, trained ecological supervision.
Cutting and clearance off site
We can remove waste material and dispose off site, recycling materials where possible (i.e. chipping and composting) to avoid the impact of landfill. Where possible vegetation can be kept onsite to enhance habitat for target species whilst reducing costs. Twig has a waste carriers license, that allows us to move arisings from the site.
Twig offers Habitat Creation for species such as reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. The hibernacula are constructed from a variety of materials; logs stone and turf, topped with soil then seeded or finished with turf, making the optimum hibernacula for reptiles and amphibians.
Working within Natural England guidelines and best practice
Natural England is a non-departmental public body of the UK government responsible for ensuring that England’s natural environment, including its land, flora and fauna, freshwater and marine environments, geology and soils, are protected and improved. Visit Natural England’s best practices and guidelines for access and rights of way, land management, landscape, parks, trails and nature reserves, protected sites and species, wildlife and habitat conservation.