December 4, 2016

  • Somme

    Thieves steal valuable black poplar trees planted to mark centenary of the Somme

    Commemorative trees planted in Abergavenny, Wales, to honour the fallen during the battle of the Somme have been stolen, a dismayed volunteer has said. Friends of Castle Meadows planned to mark the 100-year anniversary by planting a tree for each year. The one-hundredth sapling was meant to be planted during the national Remembrance Day ceremonies as a final mark of respect. The heartfelt gesture was meant to honour the Abergavenny men who perished among the hundreds of thousands in one of history’s bloodiest battles. A volunteer for the group, who preferred not to be named, said they gave their free…

  • Timberwolf

    Timberwolf appoint Leinster Turf Equipment as dealer for Northern Ireland

    Timberwolf have appointed Leinster Turf Equipment as their dealer for Northern Ireland to strengthen its UK and Ireland dealer network. This new appointment builds on the existing success Leinster Turf Equipment have achieved with the Timberwolf brand over the last 3 years as the dealer for the Irish market. “We are very much looking forward to working with Timberwolf in both Ireland and Northern Ireland markets” explained Derek Inglis, Director Leinster Turf Equipment. “We have already received significant interest in Northern Ireland following the recent launch of TW 280TDHB, TW 280TFTR and TW 160PH products”. The news, announced by Timberwolf’s…

  • Midlands

    Eastern England and Midlands challenged to showcase best of UK woodlands

    The 2017 RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards will be an opportunity for woodland owners in Eastern England and the Midlands to showcase the value they bring to local economies and communities. As the awards return to Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands for the first time in up to six years, the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is calling for entries from woodlands large and small and from those involved in inspirational woodland Education and Learning Projects. Full details are available at http://www.rfs.org.uk/awards/rfs-excellence-in-forestry-awards/ RFS Awards Co-ordinator David Brackley, pictured above, said: “Well managed woodlands…

  • forestry

    Call for action to encourage more forestry on Scottish farms

    According to a new industry report, joined up policies and evenly staged financial support are needed to create more commercial forestry and shelter woodlands on Scottish farms. Fenning Welstead, a partner with forestry agents John Clegg & Co, makes the case for more farmer involvement in forestry to maintain an industry that is worth more than £1billion a year to Scotland’s economy. But he says that current rural support policies miss the mark and keep the forestry and farming industries apart rather than integrated. “Farmers don’t find forestry a land use that fits well with their familiar annual cycle of…

  • association

    South-West MEP visits the Arb Association to discuss biosecurity

    The Arb Association welcomed South West England and Gibraltar MEP, Julie Girling to The Malthouse on Friday 25 November as part of their determination to raise the profile of the industry. As the lead rapporteur on air quality within the European Parliament, Julie has been heading a campaign to combat air pollution within the EU, which causes about 400,000 premature deaths a year. In a major milestone for the campaign, MEPs voted in favour of new national caps on pollutants last week. Mrs Girling said the vote was ‘a step in the right direction. It is not a perfect solution,…

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Somme

Thieves steal valuable black poplar trees planted to mark centenary of the Somme

Dec 3, 2016

Commemorative trees planted in Abergavenny, Wales, to honour the fallen during the battle of the Somme have been stolen, a dismayed volunteer has said. Friends of Castle Meadows planned to mark the 100-year anniversary by planting a tree for each year. The one-hundredth sapling was meant to be planted during the national Remembrance Day ceremonies as a final mark of respect. The heartfelt gesture was meant to honour the Abergavenny men who perished among the hundreds of thousands in one of history’s bloodiest battles. A volunteer for the group, who preferred not to be named, said they gave their free…

Midlands

Eastern England and Midlands challenged to showcase best of UK woodlands

Dec 2, 2016

The 2017 RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards will be an opportunity for woodland owners in Eastern England and the Midlands to showcase the value they bring to local economies and communities. As the awards return to Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands for the first time in up to six years, the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is calling for entries from woodlands large and small and from those involved in inspirational woodland Education and Learning Projects. Full details are available at http://www.rfs.org.uk/awards/rfs-excellence-in-forestry-awards/ RFS Awards Co-ordinator David Brackley, pictured above, said: “Well managed woodlands…

forestry

Call for action to encourage more forestry on Scottish farms

Dec 2, 2016

According to a new industry report, joined up policies and evenly staged financial support are needed to create more commercial forestry and shelter woodlands on Scottish farms. Fenning Welstead, a partner with forestry agents John Clegg & Co, makes the case for more farmer involvement in forestry to maintain an industry that is worth more than £1billion a year to Scotland’s economy. But he says that current rural support policies miss the mark and keep the forestry and farming industries apart rather than integrated. “Farmers don’t find forestry a land use that fits well with their familiar annual cycle of…

association

South-West MEP visits the Arb Association to discuss biosecurity

Dec 1, 2016

The Arb Association welcomed South West England and Gibraltar MEP, Julie Girling to The Malthouse on Friday 25 November as part of their determination to raise the profile of the industry. As the lead rapporteur on air quality within the European Parliament, Julie has been heading a campaign to combat air pollution within the EU, which causes about 400,000 premature deaths a year. In a major milestone for the campaign, MEPs voted in favour of new national caps on pollutants last week. Mrs Girling said the vote was ‘a step in the right direction. It is not a perfect solution,…

Sheffield

Sheffield council urged to drop plans to fell war memorial trees

Dec 1, 2016

Campaigners are demanding that Sheffield council re-examine plans to cut down 23 trees planted in memory of a group of young soldiers, killed in the first world war, who attended a nearby primary school. Sixty trees remain of the 96 that were originally planted in 1919, and the site remains a registered war memorial. The council has recommended that 23 of the trees be chopped down as part of its ongoing Streets Ahead project, which campaigners say has already resulted in 4,000 trees being felled across the city. The council claims that many of the city’s trees are diseased and…

park

Trees face the axe to improve visibility in Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park revamp

Dec 1, 2016

Almost a dozen trees are being felled in a bid to help Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park, which is currently undergoing a £3.64m regeneration, fulfil its potential as a tourist attraction, it has emerged. Landscaping around the Gilbert Davidson Fountain began this week, with P1 Contracts, of Linlithgow in West Lothian being awarded the contract. The project team recently met members of the Wilton Lodge Park stakeholder group to discuss visibility of the park from the A7 road. It is deemed essential to attracting passing visitors to the park that the visibility of all its attractions is maintained. With that in…