June 26, 2016

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    Planting Trees could be a flooding cure

    Following the increasing rainfall of recent weeks, it has been suggested that the planting of more trees could reduce the likelihood of Londoners experiencing flash flooding.  Karen Russell, a member of assembly at the London Green Party, has suggested that the answer to London’s flash flooding problem, is to plant more trees. Heavy rainfall in 2014  resulted in the use of all London Fire Brigade’s high-pressure water pumps preventing 50,000 homes in Croydon from having their water supplies contaminated, driving home the fact, 140,000 Londoners are at high risk of surface water flooding if we get heavy rainfall. Russell has suggested that the planting…

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    Tree ‘panic clearing’ revealed by satellite

    Satellite imagery has revealed the effects of new legislation introduced in March, which sought to toughen tree-clearing laws in the Queensland.  The Queensland Government is investigating 86 cases of ‘unexplained clearing’ of trees on properties, following the introduction of the legislation by the LNP Newman government. Satellite imaging presented in a government vegetation management report shows how the technology has been used to track tree clearing, with one lot of regulated vegetation shown to be removed over two months. The Queensland Government had received up to 16 illegal removal complaints per month in the past 12 months, according to the report. Wilderness Society spokesman…

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    Woodland Trust host Ancient Woodland Workshop

    Owners and managers of ancient woodland are being invited to a free workshop organised by the Woodland Trust and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC UK). The event, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will cover the essential factors and practicalities of forest certification on ancient woodland sites, particularly where native broadleaf trees have been replaced by non-native conifers. The workshop takes place on Monday, 4 July in privately-owned woodland near Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, and includes presentations, discussion groups and a site visit. Discussion topics will include understanding certification requirements and how to safeguard and enhance remnant features whilst carrying out operations. Ancient Woodland…

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    Residents fight to save landmark trees

    A landmark avenue of lime trees, which have lined the entrance to the village Snape for 180 years, are under speculation as campaigners appeal to save the trees. Their campaign was launched after the parish council for Snape, near Bedale, applied to Hambleton District Council to cut down six of the trees and carry out work on 49 others. Reasons for the desired felling include expert’s fears a second avenue of plantation is being stunted by the mature trees. There were also health and safety concerns due to dangerous branches. A survey carried out by the parish council in the village had found…

  • plantation

    New tree plantation set to experience shorter growth times

    Amorim, a leading company in the natural cork industry, is partnering with 10 of the largest cork growers to plant a trial 250 hectares of cork forest that will produce a harvest after an initial 10 years. The oak from which cork stoppers is made, quercus suber, currently can’t be harvested until 34 years after the tree has been planted. However, the new plantation is planned to be significantly more intensive than the standard cork forest habitat, resulting in a 60% reduction on the current establishment period. The new plantation sees cork trees removed from their standard environment which typically features cork…

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Planting Trees could be a flooding cure

Jun 25, 2016

Following the increasing rainfall of recent weeks, it has been suggested that the planting of more trees could reduce the likelihood of Londoners experiencing flash flooding.  Karen Russell, a member of assembly at the London Green Party, has suggested that the answer to London’s flash flooding problem, is to plant more trees. Heavy rainfall in 2014  resulted in the use of all London Fire Brigade’s high-pressure water pumps preventing 50,000 homes in Croydon from having their water supplies contaminated, driving home the fact, 140,000 Londoners are at high risk of surface water flooding if we get heavy rainfall. Russell has suggested that the planting…

clearing

Tree ‘panic clearing’ revealed by satellite

Jun 24, 2016

Satellite imagery has revealed the effects of new legislation introduced in March, which sought to toughen tree-clearing laws in the Queensland.  The Queensland Government is investigating 86 cases of ‘unexplained clearing’ of trees on properties, following the introduction of the legislation by the LNP Newman government. Satellite imaging presented in a government vegetation management report shows how the technology has been used to track tree clearing, with one lot of regulated vegetation shown to be removed over two months. The Queensland Government had received up to 16 illegal removal complaints per month in the past 12 months, according to the report. Wilderness Society spokesman…

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Woodland Trust host Ancient Woodland Workshop

Jun 23, 2016

Owners and managers of ancient woodland are being invited to a free workshop organised by the Woodland Trust and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC UK). The event, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will cover the essential factors and practicalities of forest certification on ancient woodland sites, particularly where native broadleaf trees have been replaced by non-native conifers. The workshop takes place on Monday, 4 July in privately-owned woodland near Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, and includes presentations, discussion groups and a site visit. Discussion topics will include understanding certification requirements and how to safeguard and enhance remnant features whilst carrying out operations. Ancient Woodland…

trees

Residents fight to save landmark trees

Jun 23, 2016

A landmark avenue of lime trees, which have lined the entrance to the village Snape for 180 years, are under speculation as campaigners appeal to save the trees. Their campaign was launched after the parish council for Snape, near Bedale, applied to Hambleton District Council to cut down six of the trees and carry out work on 49 others. Reasons for the desired felling include expert’s fears a second avenue of plantation is being stunted by the mature trees. There were also health and safety concerns due to dangerous branches. A survey carried out by the parish council in the village had found…

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New tree plantation set to experience shorter growth times

Jun 22, 2016

Amorim, a leading company in the natural cork industry, is partnering with 10 of the largest cork growers to plant a trial 250 hectares of cork forest that will produce a harvest after an initial 10 years. The oak from which cork stoppers is made, quercus suber, currently can’t be harvested until 34 years after the tree has been planted. However, the new plantation is planned to be significantly more intensive than the standard cork forest habitat, resulting in a 60% reduction on the current establishment period. The new plantation sees cork trees removed from their standard environment which typically features cork…

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Council attempts to save trees under threat

Jun 21, 2016

Some of the trees at the centre of a controversial felling programme in Sheffield have been given a temporary reprieve as work is to be undertaken to see if the 12 Sheffield trees can be saved. The authority says it is part of ‘essential maintenance.’ But now experts will dig out the roots of twelve trees to see if they can be saved. They will publish a report once their condition is known. The works will be carried out by a specialist and the findings will be analysed by an independent expert and Sheffield Council highway engineers. Councillor Bryan Lodge,…