August 28, 2016

  • petition

    Future for a road in Cambridge seems brighter after petition

    A road in Cambridge has had more than 3,000 people sign a petition opposing Greater Cambridge City Deal (GCCD) plans to widen their road to allow for four lanes of traffic. Residents of Milton Road, the road that the GCCD plan to widen, have expressed concerns that the plans would lead to the loss of the roads green verges, and would also mean removing the trees that line the road. Yesterday, at a meeting of the GCCD Joint Assembly, it was unanimously agreed that a commitment should be made to seek to retain the road’s green verges and trees, while…

  • Amenity

    The Arboriculture Association’s 50th National Amenity Conference

    On the 4th of September through to the 7th of September, The Arboricultural Association are hosting their 50th National Amenity Conference in Keele University, Staffordshire. At this conference, there will be 7 international speakers and 29 speaker sessions. Among these international speakers, Professor Francisco Escobedo, who is a professor at the Universidad del Rosario, in Bogotá, Columbia and he was previously Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Florida and Research Forester with the USDA Forest Service. Professor Escobedo is a specialist in Urban and community forest management and planning with over 20 years of research, extension and teaching…

  • husqvarna

    Spaldings sign National Dealership Agreement with Husqvarna

    Spaldings have expanded their outdoor power tool offering by signing a National Dealership Agreement with the Swedish outdoor power product manufacturer Husqvarna. The agreement will see Spaldings stock a wide range of Husqvarna equipment and spares to guarantee customers are well supported and benefit from the next day delivery service that Spaldings offer. “We are extremely proud to be entering into this agreement with Husqvarna, which will perfectly complement our offering to both the professional grounds maintenance and agricultural sectors alike.” Says Nigel Whelan, Head of Product Development at Spaldings. The range is expected to be available from mid August…

  • inspire

    RFS release Forestry Careers videos in bid to inspire next generation

    Four videos have been launched this week as the forestry sector joins forces to inspire more people to consider the exciting career opportunities it has to offer those leaving school or going on to further studies. The videos, which focus on Real Careers in Forestry, have been produced by the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) in partnership with the Forestry Learning and Development Working Group (FLDWG). You can find the videos on the RFS website at http://www.rfs.org.uk/forestry-careers and they feature three foresters at the beginning of their careers and it also shows a forester who many may consider holds a ‘dream…

  • liverpool

    Liverpool residents shocked to discover trees being cut down

    Residents in Liverpool’s Falkner Street and Belford Street were shocked to see trees being cut down to make way for new apartments in the historic Georgian Quarter. Work has begun on the site on Falkner Street and will see former Toxteth Community College knocked down and replaced with a new modern block. David Walters, a local resident, says he and his neighbours were stunned to see that trees lining the pavement were also being taken down, as well as trees being chopped down on area he calls “common ground”. He said: “Where the old building used to come up against…

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Future for a road in Cambridge seems brighter after petition

Aug 28, 2016

A road in Cambridge has had more than 3,000 people sign a petition opposing Greater Cambridge City Deal (GCCD) plans to widen their road to allow for four lanes of traffic. Residents of Milton Road, the road that the GCCD plan to widen, have expressed concerns that the plans would lead to the loss of the roads green verges, and would also mean removing the trees that line the road. Yesterday, at a meeting of the GCCD Joint Assembly, it was unanimously agreed that a commitment should be made to seek to retain the road’s green verges and trees, while…

Amenity

The Arboriculture Association’s 50th National Amenity Conference

Aug 27, 2016

On the 4th of September through to the 7th of September, The Arboricultural Association are hosting their 50th National Amenity Conference in Keele University, Staffordshire. At this conference, there will be 7 international speakers and 29 speaker sessions. Among these international speakers, Professor Francisco Escobedo, who is a professor at the Universidad del Rosario, in Bogotá, Columbia and he was previously Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Florida and Research Forester with the USDA Forest Service. Professor Escobedo is a specialist in Urban and community forest management and planning with over 20 years of research, extension and teaching…

husqvarna

Spaldings sign National Dealership Agreement with Husqvarna

Aug 26, 2016

Spaldings have expanded their outdoor power tool offering by signing a National Dealership Agreement with the Swedish outdoor power product manufacturer Husqvarna. The agreement will see Spaldings stock a wide range of Husqvarna equipment and spares to guarantee customers are well supported and benefit from the next day delivery service that Spaldings offer. “We are extremely proud to be entering into this agreement with Husqvarna, which will perfectly complement our offering to both the professional grounds maintenance and agricultural sectors alike.” Says Nigel Whelan, Head of Product Development at Spaldings. The range is expected to be available from mid August…

inspire

RFS release Forestry Careers videos in bid to inspire next generation

Aug 26, 2016

Four videos have been launched this week as the forestry sector joins forces to inspire more people to consider the exciting career opportunities it has to offer those leaving school or going on to further studies. The videos, which focus on Real Careers in Forestry, have been produced by the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) in partnership with the Forestry Learning and Development Working Group (FLDWG). You can find the videos on the RFS website at http://www.rfs.org.uk/forestry-careers and they feature three foresters at the beginning of their careers and it also shows a forester who many may consider holds a ‘dream…

liverpool

Liverpool residents shocked to discover trees being cut down

Aug 25, 2016

Residents in Liverpool’s Falkner Street and Belford Street were shocked to see trees being cut down to make way for new apartments in the historic Georgian Quarter. Work has begun on the site on Falkner Street and will see former Toxteth Community College knocked down and replaced with a new modern block. David Walters, a local resident, says he and his neighbours were stunned to see that trees lining the pavement were also being taken down, as well as trees being chopped down on area he calls “common ground”. He said: “Where the old building used to come up against…

infections

Infections and pests plague our trees and countryside

Aug 25, 2016

Burrowing larvae, infections and pathogens causing disease are a major growing hazard for many of the best-loved trees in the british landscape – the horse chestnut, elm, oak and ash. This summer, many trees are looking stunning, but looks can be deceiving. Britain’s trees are being destroyed by a countless number of pests and diseases that could eventually change the landscape out of all recognition. Leaf miners, the larva of a moth, which burrows through leaves, are turning many Chestnut leaves brown. A very serious issue is the canker bacteria disease, which causes bleeding on the trunk of horse chestnuts,…