Hedges and trees are a haven for wildlife so we've been taking great care at our latest new development on the edge of Bristol.
Before our Western region starts work on the site at Emersons Green, we've installed secure barriers to protect special trees and hedgerows, plus set up additional plans and protocols to guard their roots too.
Where possible, hedges will only be pruned on one side so that the other is left to flourish and provide food and shelter for all sorts of creatures.
To shelter birds and their broods we’ll be timing any clearing of vegetation for outside nesting season or planning ahead to make sure we don’t leave attractive sites for birds that will only disappear later.
And anywhere we think might be a possible roost for bats will also be checked by a licensed bat worker before any works go ahead.
Linden Homes Western managing director Clive Wiltshire said: “It’s a complicated process to conserve nature during construction, but well worth it for the species that continue to thrive and the environment residents enjoy when they eventually move in.”
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