September 24, 2017

  • Longleat

    Rare access granted to Longleat’s old deer park for Ancient Tree Forum walk

    Longleat isn’t just famous for its lions – it also boasts some of the grandest ancient oak trees in the British Isles. The Wessex Ancient Tree Forum (ATF) has been granted rare access to the old deer park – an area not usually open to the general public – and is hosting a walk on Friday 20 October which will take in Longleat’s many ancient and veteran trees from the Medieval period. These are survivors of the ancient Selwood Forest that bordered the estate. In fact, Longleat boasts the only remaining part of the original forest of Selwood. As well…

  • Makita

    Makita introduces new ‘Farmers Choice’ 55.7cc chainsaw

    The latest version of Makita’s popular ‘Farmers Choice’ chainsaw, the new Makita EA5600F45DN bristles with new improved features. Powered by the advanced 2-stroke 55.7cc engine, which delivers a high-torque 4.1horse-power, includes the Stratified Air Scavenging (SAS) exhaust system where the SAS system directs unburnt combustion charge back to the induction port. This effectively reduces fuel consumption and ensures that exhaust emissions meet the highest possible standards. It is fitted with a centrifugal air cleaner and HD air filter for the cleanest possible charge. The cord pull recoil starter has spring assistance, and the machine includes a primer pump and an…

  • Aire

    ‘Hundreds of thousands of new trees’ to form key element of plans for next phase of Leeds flood protection

    Proposals to plant ‘many hundreds of thousands’ of new trees along the River Aire catchment form part of an ambitious range of measures to help protect Leeds against the future threat of flooding. A report released today to be considered by Leeds City Council’s executive board at its meeting at Civic Hall next week (September 20) proposes a variety of measures to be carried out as part of the second phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme. With the £50m first phase of the scheme which has introduced state-of-the-art new flood protection for the city centre, Holbeck and downstream at…

  • Sorbus

    Sorbus – 10 Knot Out!

    In 2017 Sorbus International Limited are celebrating 10 years in business. This milestone has been reached with invaluable support from our staff, suppliers and of course our customers. Directors & co-owners Phil & Nicky Wade both worked for the multinational Japanese subsiduary Fujikura Europe Ltd; based in Westbury, Wiltshire; which is where they were first introduced to the world of arboriculture & forestry. In the mid 1990’s (it is difficult to recall exactly when), Phil received a call out of the blue from the Alice Holt Forest Research Station, regarding an ultrasound device – the Ultrasonic Decay Detector (UDD) –…

  • Felling

    Tree felling under way at Betty’s Wood in St Ives Estate, Harden, Bingley

    Work to fell more than 1,000 trees at a district beauty spot to prevent the further spread of a disease which kills a number of species is under way. The felling is taking place in Betty’s Wood at St Ives Estate, near Harden, Bingley, to remove larch and sweet chestnut trees, which have either been infected or are threatened with infection. Work has been going on at St Ives to remove rhododendron, which acts as a host to the phytophthora ramorum disease which kills a number of species of trees. Despite this, the Forestry Commission also detected the disease in larch trees…

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Longleat

Rare access granted to Longleat’s old deer park for Ancient Tree Forum walk

Sep 24, 2017

Longleat isn’t just famous for its lions – it also boasts some of the grandest ancient oak trees in the British Isles. The Wessex Ancient Tree Forum (ATF) has been granted rare access to the old deer park – an area not usually open to the general public – and is hosting a walk on Friday 20 October which will take in Longleat’s many ancient and veteran trees from the Medieval period. These are survivors of the ancient Selwood Forest that bordered the estate. In fact, Longleat boasts the only remaining part of the original forest of Selwood. As well…

Makita

Makita introduces new ‘Farmers Choice’ 55.7cc chainsaw

Sep 23, 2017

The latest version of Makita’s popular ‘Farmers Choice’ chainsaw, the new Makita EA5600F45DN bristles with new improved features. Powered by the advanced 2-stroke 55.7cc engine, which delivers a high-torque 4.1horse-power, includes the Stratified Air Scavenging (SAS) exhaust system where the SAS system directs unburnt combustion charge back to the induction port. This effectively reduces fuel consumption and ensures that exhaust emissions meet the highest possible standards. It is fitted with a centrifugal air cleaner and HD air filter for the cleanest possible charge. The cord pull recoil starter has spring assistance, and the machine includes a primer pump and an…

Aire

‘Hundreds of thousands of new trees’ to form key element of plans for next phase of Leeds flood protection

Sep 22, 2017

Proposals to plant ‘many hundreds of thousands’ of new trees along the River Aire catchment form part of an ambitious range of measures to help protect Leeds against the future threat of flooding. A report released today to be considered by Leeds City Council’s executive board at its meeting at Civic Hall next week (September 20) proposes a variety of measures to be carried out as part of the second phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme. With the £50m first phase of the scheme which has introduced state-of-the-art new flood protection for the city centre, Holbeck and downstream at…

Sorbus

Sorbus – 10 Knot Out!

Sep 22, 2017

In 2017 Sorbus International Limited are celebrating 10 years in business. This milestone has been reached with invaluable support from our staff, suppliers and of course our customers. Directors & co-owners Phil & Nicky Wade both worked for the multinational Japanese subsiduary Fujikura Europe Ltd; based in Westbury, Wiltshire; which is where they were first introduced to the world of arboriculture & forestry. In the mid 1990’s (it is difficult to recall exactly when), Phil received a call out of the blue from the Alice Holt Forest Research Station, regarding an ultrasound device – the Ultrasonic Decay Detector (UDD) –…

Felling

Tree felling under way at Betty’s Wood in St Ives Estate, Harden, Bingley

Sep 21, 2017

Work to fell more than 1,000 trees at a district beauty spot to prevent the further spread of a disease which kills a number of species is under way. The felling is taking place in Betty’s Wood at St Ives Estate, near Harden, Bingley, to remove larch and sweet chestnut trees, which have either been infected or are threatened with infection. Work has been going on at St Ives to remove rhododendron, which acts as a host to the phytophthora ramorum disease which kills a number of species of trees. Despite this, the Forestry Commission also detected the disease in larch trees…

Autumn

Gold rush: Autumnal trees provide economy boost

Sep 21, 2017

Scotland’s washout summer could lead to a £46million boost to the economy as tourists look to take in autumns colours. Increased rainfall during June, July and August has created the perfect conditions for a particularly vibrant display this year, which is set to attract “leaf peepers” to Big Tree Country. The heavy rainfall which made 2016 the fifth wettest summer since records began in 1910, mean trees have built up the sugars they need to produce the rich autumnal colours. Morag Watson, of the Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust, said: “A growing season with lots of moisture followed by a…