October 19, 2017

  • Exclusion

    Masked protesters in Sheffield sat inside exclusion zones

    Two masked tree protesters have been captured on camera flouting a High Court order in Sheffield. The long-running Sheffield felling saga took another twist this week after two people with covered faces entered ‘exclusion zones’ around trees set for the chop. The ‘exclusion zones’ are protected by a High Court injunction and is aimed to stop protesters obstructing council workers. Council bosses called the move ‘disappointing and unacceptable’ and are set to press forward with ‘further court action and potential imprisonment’. The picture is understood to have been taken from Meersbrook Park Road. Green councillor Alison Teal and Calvin Payne…

  • Mallorca

    One million almond trees in Mallorca hit with Xylella fastidiosa bacterium

    At least one million almond trees have been infected with a deadly tree disease. A devastating report from scientist Eduardo Moralejo estimates that 150,000 Mallorcan almond trees have died in the past decade alone from the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium. His “conservative projection” is that between 800,000 and 950,000 trees are currently infected with the pathogen. Moralejo was a voice in the wilderness when he first sounded the alarm over Xylella fastidiosa back in 2010. Today the threat posed by the disease to Mallorca’s agricultural sector is common knowledge. But while olive farmers rejoiced at the EU’s decision not to cull…

  • Peterborough

    100,000th tree planted by Peterborough Environment City Trust

    A Peterborough charity has branched out successfully after planting its 100,000th tree in the city. Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) hit the milestone for its Forest for Peterborough project on Saturday and marked it with a ceremony at Central Park, where the landmark tree was planted near to the sunken garden. PECT’s CEO Carly Leonard said: “We are so grateful for the support of all the volunteers, individuals and organisations who have dedicated time and enthusiasm towards making this project possible. “Together we are working to transform the city’s landscape and forming a vital network of wildlife corridors and green…

  • Vernon

    Vernon Kay supports Sheffield tree in Twitter video

    TV presenter Vernon Kay has thrown his weight behind a campaign to save a Sheffield tree up for the axe, with video released on his Twitter.  The Bolton-born star, more commonly known for his work on All Star Family Fortunes and T4, has denounced Sheffield Council in its bid to chop down the Vernon Oak on Vernon Road in Dore. The tree is just one of many earmarked in the long-running felling saga between Sheffield Council, contractor Amey and campaigners who are fighting to save it. The Vernon Oak was nominated for the Sheffield Tree of the Year 2017. The…

  • Heritage

    Campaigners urge for St Aubin’s Bay tree-lined avenue to rival Cannes

    Members of Save Jersey’s Heritage, who teamed up with the JEP earlier this year to launch the Our Island: Keep Jersey Special campaign to improve public spaces, say that the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm is an opportunity to think about trees. During the storm on 16 October 1987 a huge number of tress were lost. The JEP campaign has focused on a number of ways in which the look and feel of the Island could be improved, including through the removal of unnecessary signs and bins and better planting. Former States Deputy and a founding member of SJH…

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Exclusion

Masked protesters in Sheffield sat inside exclusion zones

Oct 19, 2017

Two masked tree protesters have been captured on camera flouting a High Court order in Sheffield. The long-running Sheffield felling saga took another twist this week after two people with covered faces entered ‘exclusion zones’ around trees set for the chop. The ‘exclusion zones’ are protected by a High Court injunction and is aimed to stop protesters obstructing council workers. Council bosses called the move ‘disappointing and unacceptable’ and are set to press forward with ‘further court action and potential imprisonment’. The picture is understood to have been taken from Meersbrook Park Road. Green councillor Alison Teal and Calvin Payne…

Mallorca

One million almond trees in Mallorca hit with Xylella fastidiosa bacterium

Oct 18, 2017

At least one million almond trees have been infected with a deadly tree disease. A devastating report from scientist Eduardo Moralejo estimates that 150,000 Mallorcan almond trees have died in the past decade alone from the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium. His “conservative projection” is that between 800,000 and 950,000 trees are currently infected with the pathogen. Moralejo was a voice in the wilderness when he first sounded the alarm over Xylella fastidiosa back in 2010. Today the threat posed by the disease to Mallorca’s agricultural sector is common knowledge. But while olive farmers rejoiced at the EU’s decision not to cull…

Peterborough

100,000th tree planted by Peterborough Environment City Trust

Oct 17, 2017

A Peterborough charity has branched out successfully after planting its 100,000th tree in the city. Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) hit the milestone for its Forest for Peterborough project on Saturday and marked it with a ceremony at Central Park, where the landmark tree was planted near to the sunken garden. PECT’s CEO Carly Leonard said: “We are so grateful for the support of all the volunteers, individuals and organisations who have dedicated time and enthusiasm towards making this project possible. “Together we are working to transform the city’s landscape and forming a vital network of wildlife corridors and green…

Vernon

Vernon Kay supports Sheffield tree in Twitter video

Oct 17, 2017

TV presenter Vernon Kay has thrown his weight behind a campaign to save a Sheffield tree up for the axe, with video released on his Twitter.  The Bolton-born star, more commonly known for his work on All Star Family Fortunes and T4, has denounced Sheffield Council in its bid to chop down the Vernon Oak on Vernon Road in Dore. The tree is just one of many earmarked in the long-running felling saga between Sheffield Council, contractor Amey and campaigners who are fighting to save it. The Vernon Oak was nominated for the Sheffield Tree of the Year 2017. The…

Heritage

Campaigners urge for St Aubin’s Bay tree-lined avenue to rival Cannes

Oct 16, 2017

Members of Save Jersey’s Heritage, who teamed up with the JEP earlier this year to launch the Our Island: Keep Jersey Special campaign to improve public spaces, say that the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm is an opportunity to think about trees. During the storm on 16 October 1987 a huge number of tress were lost. The JEP campaign has focused on a number of ways in which the look and feel of the Island could be improved, including through the removal of unnecessary signs and bins and better planting. Former States Deputy and a founding member of SJH…

Reforistation

Tree conference invites community-led initiatives for reforestation in Somerset

Oct 16, 2017

The conference highlights vital role of trees for the wellbeing of people and planet. Community-led proposals for tree planting and global reforestation will be debated and explored at The Tree Conference at the Red Brick Building in Glastonbury, POSTCODE: BA6 9FT on Saturday 4 November from 9am to 6pm GMT and will be view-able as a live conference and online. Leading-edge tree scientists, tree and reforestation project leaders, climate change experts and artists will come together to share their research, practical projects and visions for re-greening our future. Suzi Martineau, Organiser of The Tree Conference, says: “Mounting evidence shows that…