EMEC Land Management can undertake the translocation of notable plants, or areas of botanically valuable grassland. Such schemes may involve the translocation of orchids from part of a site being lost to development, to a new site which is safe where the plants can be maintained. Translocations generally work best when it is possible to move a significant amount of the soil the plants are growing in. As such EMEC Land Management recommends the use of large machines, with a large bucket on the machine, in order to include as much of the soil surrounding the plant as possible with the translocation. This has been found to result in the best chance of the translocation being successful.
Following translocation of plants, it is important that aftercare is carried out to ensure the plants establish in the new location. EMEC Land Management can undertake aftercare, including watering, weed control and long term site management.
The ecology team are able to carry out monitoring surveys and produce management plans should these be required for a site you are working on.