May 27, 2016

  • STIHL

    STIHL’S lineup of new armour

    Main sponsor of The ARB Show 2016 for the twelfth year running, STIHL will give visitors the chance to get hands-on with new and familiar chainsaws, display its latest PPE gear and have its impressive Treevolution team on site to demonstrate its top-of-the-range tools in action. STIHL has launched a range of new arb equipment for 2016 that will be presented at this year’s Arb Show 2016. From forestry chainsaws to PPE equipment there is something for all professional arborists. Visitors will also be in with a chance of winning the MS 201 TC-M 14-inch, top-handled chainsaw. Visitors can simply register…

  • street tree

    Pioneering street tree research project could hold answer to urban flooding

    Initial results from the street tree research project, the first of its kind in the UK, showed the trees were able to hold 40% of the water run-off and delay the rate it went back into the sewer by 2 hours.   Three London Plane trees were planted in a specially designed trench in Howard Street, Salford, Greater Manchester in June 2015 with the aim of capturing the impact that trees had on both cleaning polluted water from road run off and managing levels of surface water, which can lead to flooding. The ground-breaking study is a partnership between the…

  • caterpillars

    Caterpillars invading London parks could destroy Oak trees

    The public is being urged to report sightings of the Oak Processionary caterpillar and advised not to touch the nest—the hairs can cause itching skin and eyes, rashes and breathing problems. Among the most affected areas is Richmond Borough, where it is thought to have been introduced accidentally when oak trees imported from continental Europe, with undetected moth eggs smaller than pin heads, were planted in 2005.” Then it spread across London to Regent’s Park and Hampstead Heath, as well as out to parts of Surrey, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. It has now appered in east London’s Victoria Park—on the southern…

  • Hull

    Stand-off between protesters and council over trees in Hull

    Protesters have gathered at the site of two mature trees, which are set to be chopped down by Hull City Council. Proposals to remove the chestnut trees, in Kingston Square in the city centre, have attracted the ire of residents, who are opposed to the idea. The plans form part of work due to start this week to build the new Ron Dearing University Technical College. A car park, off John Street, close to Hull New Theatre, has closed as part of the development. A tense stand off between officials and residents occurred this morning at the site as officials…

  • Blue Diamond

    Blue Diamond Group sponsors TREE AID

    Blue Diamond, one of the UK’s leading garden and living centre groups, has announced a new sponsorship with TREE AID, the non-profit organisation based in Bristol, England, that works to create sustainable communities in dryland areas of Africa. For every tree sold by Blue Diamond’s 17 garden centres in England and the Channel Islands, the Blue Diamond Group will make a donation to help TREE AID plant a tree for a family in Africa and then teach them how to make sure it thrives. Blue Diamond Group managing director Alan Roper said: “We’re really delighted to be working with an…

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STIHL

STIHL’S lineup of new armour

May 27, 2016

Main sponsor of The ARB Show 2016 for the twelfth year running, STIHL will give visitors the chance to get hands-on with new and familiar chainsaws, display its latest PPE gear and have its impressive Treevolution team on site to demonstrate its top-of-the-range tools in action. STIHL has launched a range of new arb equipment for 2016 that will be presented at this year’s Arb Show 2016. From forestry chainsaws to PPE equipment there is something for all professional arborists. Visitors will also be in with a chance of winning the MS 201 TC-M 14-inch, top-handled chainsaw. Visitors can simply register…

street tree

Pioneering street tree research project could hold answer to urban flooding

May 26, 2016

Initial results from the street tree research project, the first of its kind in the UK, showed the trees were able to hold 40% of the water run-off and delay the rate it went back into the sewer by 2 hours.   Three London Plane trees were planted in a specially designed trench in Howard Street, Salford, Greater Manchester in June 2015 with the aim of capturing the impact that trees had on both cleaning polluted water from road run off and managing levels of surface water, which can lead to flooding. The ground-breaking study is a partnership between the…

caterpillars

Caterpillars invading London parks could destroy Oak trees

May 26, 2016

The public is being urged to report sightings of the Oak Processionary caterpillar and advised not to touch the nest—the hairs can cause itching skin and eyes, rashes and breathing problems. Among the most affected areas is Richmond Borough, where it is thought to have been introduced accidentally when oak trees imported from continental Europe, with undetected moth eggs smaller than pin heads, were planted in 2005.” Then it spread across London to Regent’s Park and Hampstead Heath, as well as out to parts of Surrey, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. It has now appered in east London’s Victoria Park—on the southern…

Hull

Stand-off between protesters and council over trees in Hull

May 25, 2016

Protesters have gathered at the site of two mature trees, which are set to be chopped down by Hull City Council. Proposals to remove the chestnut trees, in Kingston Square in the city centre, have attracted the ire of residents, who are opposed to the idea. The plans form part of work due to start this week to build the new Ron Dearing University Technical College. A car park, off John Street, close to Hull New Theatre, has closed as part of the development. A tense stand off between officials and residents occurred this morning at the site as officials…

Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond Group sponsors TREE AID

May 25, 2016

Blue Diamond, one of the UK’s leading garden and living centre groups, has announced a new sponsorship with TREE AID, the non-profit organisation based in Bristol, England, that works to create sustainable communities in dryland areas of Africa. For every tree sold by Blue Diamond’s 17 garden centres in England and the Channel Islands, the Blue Diamond Group will make a donation to help TREE AID plant a tree for a family in Africa and then teach them how to make sure it thrives. Blue Diamond Group managing director Alan Roper said: “We’re really delighted to be working with an…

wasps

US releases millions of wasps to fight ash tree borer

May 25, 2016

Millions of tiny wasps that are natural parasites for the emerald ash borer have been released into wooded areas in 24 states of the US to try and peg back the tree-killing insect’s advances. The US Department of Agriculture has researched and approved for release four species of parasitic wasps that naturally target the larval and egg stages of the ash borer, which has killed an estimated 38m ash trees in urban and residential areas. The estimated cost of treating, removing and replacing the lost trees is $25bn, according to a report written by USDA and US Forest Service entomologists….