News - 2018

  • Theresa May launched a proud day for Maydencroft Limited
    Theresa May launched a proud day for Maydencroft Limited

    Wednesday 19th September 2018

    The Margaret Bridge in Maidenhead was officially opened by the PM. An honour to be appointed main contractor in this project, and to work with The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Well done Sam Eagling Fernandez and thank you to all our Windsor Office team.

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  • Luke Allwright joins consultancy team
    Luke Allwright joins consultancy team

    Friday 20th July 2018

    We are delighted to welcome Luke Allwright as a full time member of our consultancy team. Luke has worked with Maydencroft for over three years as a highly skilled tree surgeon and team leader in our arboricultural division. In that time he has undertaken his Professional Tree Inspection qualification and recently commenced his Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture. In his...

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  • Invasive Species Week: Get INNSvolved
    Invasive Species Week: Get INNSvolved

    Thursday 29th March 2018

    For the last day of invasive species week, and under the theme of #GetINNSvolved, we are sharing the details of a project we are working on to tackle Himalayan Balsam. As part of Affinity Water’s aim to restore biodiversity along the River Mimram in Hertfordshire, Maydencroft Limited was commissioned to undertake a programme of Himalayan Balsam control in the Spring/Summer...

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  • Invasive Species Week: Exotic Pets
    Invasive Species Week: Exotic Pets

    Wednesday 28th March 2018

    European Pond Terrapins became a popular pet in the late 1980s and early 1990s during the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle craze. Unfortunately this was then followed by the release of many of the terrapins into ponds and streams once they were no longer wanted. It is thought that at least 4000 terrapins are feral in the UK, with London having...

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  • Invasive Species Week: Hitchhikers
    Invasive Species Week: Hitchhikers

    Tuesday 27th March 2018

    Many aquatic invasive non-native plants can spread from very small plant fragments. It is important that we are aware of this when we use our watercourses so we don’t accidentally and unknowingly spread invasive species. To prevent spread we follow these three simple steps when we have been working in water:
    CHECK clothes, footwear and equipment for plant fragments.
    CLEAN...

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  • Invasive Species Week: Ornamental Plants
    Invasive Species Week: Ornamental Plants

    Monday 26th March 2018

    Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 lists invasive non-native plant and animal species which are illegal to plant, or otherwise cause to grow, in the wild. Currently only 12 of these species are banned from sale, a further six are to be banned from August 2018.
    Therefore although you may find invasive non-native species for sale, it...

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  • Invasive Species Week
    Invasive Species Week

    Friday 23rd March 2018

    What are invasive non-native species?:
    A non-native species is a plant or animal that is found outside its natural range because of direct or indirect introduction by humans. There are 1,377 non-native plant species within the UK but only 108 (8%) are considered invasive. Invasive non-native species spread and outcompete our native plant and animal species, threatening biodiversity, ecosystems and...

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