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Tree of the Month: October 2021

English Yew (Taxus baccata) A General Characteristics / ID Tips An evergreen tree species known as common yew or sometimes, confusingly, as both English Yew and European Yew. Primarily grown as an ornamental plant, and a typical sight in churchyards. Characterised by...
Meet the Team: Sam Jackson

Meet the Team: Sam Jackson

Who are you? My name is Sam Jackson and I am a Forestry Consultant at Lockhart Garratt having joined the company in August 2021.  Prior to joining the company, I have worked in the forestry industry for 14 years in both operational and managerial roles, in particular...
An update from Lockhart Garratt

An update from Lockhart Garratt

We are delighted to present our latest newsletter.  This month’s edition is jam packed with content including: A Biodiversity Net Gain Update; Details of our latest project with Defra; Our new ‘Tree of the Month’ feature; Details of our upcoming Business...
Biodiversity Net Gain Guidance Update – August 2021

Biodiversity Net Gain Guidance Update – August 2021

Following last month’s release of the Defra Metric 3.0, and as detailed in our August newsletter, we have now updated our Biodiversity Net Gain Guidance in line with the new changes. This guidance can be downloaded here, and a hard copy is also available on...
Defra: Vacant and Derelict Land

Defra: Vacant and Derelict Land

Lockhart Garratt, working in partnership with Argentum Fox and VHE Construction, are supporting Defra with the above project, which is aiming to develop an innovative funding mechanism to turn vacant and derelict land into beneficial, productive woodland.  As part of...

Young Arborist of the Year

We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of ‘Young Arborist of the Year’ as part of this year’s Arboricultural Association Award. Each year since 1974 the Arboricultural Association Awards have been presented to recognise significant...

Welcome to the team Sam & Sam

This August we were delighted to welcome two new members of staff to the Corby office. Firstly, on 9th August we welcomed Samantha McCalla to the Support Team as a Secretary.  Sam has joined to provide administrative support to our Practitioners Assistants, whilst...

Tree of the Month: September 2021

London Plane (Platanus x hispanica) General Characteristics / ID Tips ​A tall growing (~35 m) and relatively long-lived hybrid of American Sycamore and Oriental Plane, this is perhaps the most common tree to be found in London and is a familiar sight amongst many town...
Meet the Team: Andrew Harper

Meet the Team: Andrew Harper

Who are you? My name is Andrew Harper, I am a Forestry Assistant within the Forestry and Woodland Management team.  I joined Lockhart Garratt in July 2021, having spent nearly 20 years working within commercial banking, prior to completing a post graduate course in...

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