Specialist Botanical Surveys
National Vegetation Classification (Phase 2) Surveys
Tyrer Ecological Consultants Ltd offer specialist, detailed botanical surveys on botanically-rich sites, where required. The National Vegetation Classification (NVC) is a means of dividing broad vegetation types such as woodland, heathland or grassland into communities designated by a number and a name (e.g. W8a Fraxinus excelsior – Acer campestre–Mercurialis perennis woodland Primula vulgaris – Glechhoma hederacea sub-community). This method provides a greater deal of botanical information on a site as opposed to standard Phase 1 methodology. To read more on the NVC, see here http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-2656.
To complete NVC surveys, Tyrer Ecological Consultants Ltd have highly experienced botanical specialists able to complete both NVC and detailed botanical species surveys.
Specially Protected Species
Certain species of plant throughout Britain are specially protected under Schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) (as amended) and/ or Schedule 5 of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (as amended); here, it is a strict offence to pick, uproot, possess or destroy any plant listed here with minor exceptions. Over 100 such specially protected species exist within Britain and Tyrer Ecological Consultants Ltd offer specialist surveys and advice in relation to all Schedule 5 and/ Schedule 8 listed species of plant.
Other Botanical Surveys
Tyrer Ecological Consultants Ltd provide surveys and monitoring of non-statutorily protected flora; such botanical species that are non-statutorily protected may be of regional / national / international conservation concern but may only be listed on biodiversity action plans for example. Such species, although not strictly protected are of material importance in the planning process and Tyrer Ecological Consultants Ltd are experienced in all kinds of botanical survey and have been involved in various successful botanical translocation projects.