News - 2019

  • Oak Processionary Moth
    Oak Processionary Moth

    Friday 12th July 2019

    The oak processionary moth (OPM) is increasing in abundance throughout Hertfordshire and we are getting increasing enquiries here at Maydencroft. Here is everything you need to know about OPM and what to do if you find it on your land.
    What is OPM?
    The oak processionary moth is a non-native species whose caterpillars feed on oak leaves and cause significant...

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  • Opening of new SuDS project in Luton
    Opening of new SuDS project in Luton

    Wednesday 10th July 2019

    We were proud to be at the opening of our SuDS project off Pastures Way in Lewsey Park for Luton Borough Council in partnership with Volker Highways Ltd. Following severe flooding to the houses nearby we’ve built a redesigned area to stop it from happening again. Great to build a practical solution that looks gorgeous and is fabulous for wildlife....

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  • Behind the scenes with BBC Countryfile
    Behind the scenes with BBC Countryfile

    Sunday 21st April 2019

    Easter news from the farm... Share the historic journey of our lovely Longhorns going to Panshanger Park on BBC Countryfile at 7pm on Easter Sunday.

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  • Wading out of Winter: Water Voley Surveys on the Ver
    Wading out of Winter: Water Voley Surveys on the Ver

    Wednesday 10th April 2019

    Although much of an ecologist’s work is typically associated with the onset of spring and the beginning of the ‘survey season’ which is now underway, the winter time provides an important window of opportunity to carry out a range of tasks which are made simply impractical by the annual bloom of foliage and vegetation. One habitat which can be particularly...

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  • Bird netting of hedges and trees: New advice from CIEEM and RSPB
    Bird netting of hedges and trees: New advice from CIEEM and RSPB

    Friday 5th April 2019

    CIEEM and RSPB advice posted on 2nd April 2019 suggests there are many concerns about the use of netting and advise against its use. Planning guidelines stipulate that where possible developers should retain hedges and trees within the design of their developments where possible.
    To read the full article, please view the PDF below.

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  • Living Heaths Working Woodlands Grant Scheme
    Living Heaths Working Woodlands Grant Scheme

    Monday 4th February 2019

    Maydencroft Limited is delighted to have been commissioned by the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership (GCLP) to administer their Living Heaths Working Woodlands Grant Scheme. Greensand Country is an island of distinctive countryside, stretching from Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay containing all of Bedfordshire’s remaining heathland, over half its woodland and more surviving historic parkland than any other landscape in the country.
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  • New management for Panshanger Park
    New management for Panshanger Park

    Friday 1st February 2019

    We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed to help manage Panshanger Park from February 2019. We are now responsible for the day-to-day running of the park, providing valuable support to Tarmac and Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.
    With a dedicated team, including two rangers and an Estates Manager, to support Tarmac and the Trust with the estate...

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  • Contract Success: Luton Borough Council
    Contract Success: Luton Borough Council

    Monday 14th January 2019

    We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in winning a four year contract for the Arboricultural Services Framework Agreement for Luton Borough Council. Well done to Pat Venables and the arb teams. Now the work starts!

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