July 27, 2017

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    New report on woodland creation is “shot in the arm” for forestry in Wales

    A new report on woodland creation is “a shot in the arm” for the £500 million forestry and timber industry in Wales, Confor said today. Branching out: a new ambition for woodland policies was launched at the Royal Welsh Show by the Welsh Assembly’s Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee. Martin Bishop, Confor’s Wales Manager, said: “This report is a shot in the arm for the industry, which delivers half a billion pounds of annual value to the Welsh economy. It recognises Wales is missing an enormous range of economic, environmental and community benefits delivered by not planting enough trees –…

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    Woodland Trust respond to Michael Gove’s speech on the environment

    Responding to a speech on the future of the environment by the Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Gove, in which he stated the importance of woodland creation and need for policies and incentives to stimulate it, Woodland Trust chief executive Beccy Speight, said: “Only a month ago we were calling for fresh thinking to arrest the 12,000 hectare shortfall in woodland creation and today’s announcement could herald the change needed. “Farm payments which reward environmental protection and enhancement can only nurture more integrated land management, in which trees play a crucial role. “Whether for flood alleviation, improving soil quality…

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    Brian Blessed urges you to make nomination for Tree of the Year

    National icon and tree lover Brian Blessed is urging people to nominate a special tree in the Woodland Trust’s Tree of the Year contest before it’s too late with the final deadline approaching on July 30. Blessed recently voiced a giant yew tree in the charity’s Great Knott Wood in Cumbria and is calling on people to add their entry to the many already received by the conservation charity. Brian Blessed, National icon and tree lover said: “Having voiced a grand old tree in Cumbria recently, I know that they have many wonderful stories to tell. We want to hear about the most impressive,…

  • Arboriculture

    Cameron Hills is appointed new CEO at Arboriculture Australia

    Arboriculture Australia has announced the appointment of Mr. Cameron Hills as the association’s new Chief Executive Officer. Cameron will commence his new role in late August 2017. Cameron brings to the position an extensive career working for representative associations. He has experience in both the wine and sheep industries, including with Australia’s peak wine industry body – the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia, as well as most recently the South Australian Stud Merino Sheepbreeders’ Association, where he was engaged as its Executive Officer. Other roles in industry development and industry training make Cameron an asset who will be integral to the…

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    SureSet turns resin bound paving on its side with launch of StepRise®

    StepRise® is a unique product just launched by SureSet permeable paving. Ideal for commercial, self-build and refurbishment projects, the StepRise is a pre-formed step riser. SureSet developed the StepRise to provide a complete resin bound solution for external steps. Designed to be used in conjunction with a metal step nosing, to protect the exposed edge, and SureSet resin bound paving laid onto the treads of steps. StepRise is constructed of 3mm nominal sized SureSet resin bound paving on lightweight high-performance construction board that can be applied to the vertical rise of external steps. The StepRise is available in a range…

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New report on woodland creation is “shot in the arm” for forestry in Wales

Jul 27, 2017

A new report on woodland creation is “a shot in the arm” for the £500 million forestry and timber industry in Wales, Confor said today. Branching out: a new ambition for woodland policies was launched at the Royal Welsh Show by the Welsh Assembly’s Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee. Martin Bishop, Confor’s Wales Manager, said: “This report is a shot in the arm for the industry, which delivers half a billion pounds of annual value to the Welsh economy. It recognises Wales is missing an enormous range of economic, environmental and community benefits delivered by not planting enough trees –…

Michael

Woodland Trust respond to Michael Gove’s speech on the environment

Jul 26, 2017

Responding to a speech on the future of the environment by the Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Gove, in which he stated the importance of woodland creation and need for policies and incentives to stimulate it, Woodland Trust chief executive Beccy Speight, said: “Only a month ago we were calling for fresh thinking to arrest the 12,000 hectare shortfall in woodland creation and today’s announcement could herald the change needed. “Farm payments which reward environmental protection and enhancement can only nurture more integrated land management, in which trees play a crucial role. “Whether for flood alleviation, improving soil quality…

Blessed

Brian Blessed urges you to make nomination for Tree of the Year

Jul 26, 2017

National icon and tree lover Brian Blessed is urging people to nominate a special tree in the Woodland Trust’s Tree of the Year contest before it’s too late with the final deadline approaching on July 30. Blessed recently voiced a giant yew tree in the charity’s Great Knott Wood in Cumbria and is calling on people to add their entry to the many already received by the conservation charity. Brian Blessed, National icon and tree lover said: “Having voiced a grand old tree in Cumbria recently, I know that they have many wonderful stories to tell. We want to hear about the most impressive,…

Arboriculture

Cameron Hills is appointed new CEO at Arboriculture Australia

Jul 26, 2017

Arboriculture Australia has announced the appointment of Mr. Cameron Hills as the association’s new Chief Executive Officer. Cameron will commence his new role in late August 2017. Cameron brings to the position an extensive career working for representative associations. He has experience in both the wine and sheep industries, including with Australia’s peak wine industry body – the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia, as well as most recently the South Australian Stud Merino Sheepbreeders’ Association, where he was engaged as its Executive Officer. Other roles in industry development and industry training make Cameron an asset who will be integral to the…

SureSet

SureSet turns resin bound paving on its side with launch of StepRise®

Jul 25, 2017

StepRise® is a unique product just launched by SureSet permeable paving. Ideal for commercial, self-build and refurbishment projects, the StepRise is a pre-formed step riser. SureSet developed the StepRise to provide a complete resin bound solution for external steps. Designed to be used in conjunction with a metal step nosing, to protect the exposed edge, and SureSet resin bound paving laid onto the treads of steps. StepRise is constructed of 3mm nominal sized SureSet resin bound paving on lightweight high-performance construction board that can be applied to the vertical rise of external steps. The StepRise is available in a range…

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Först launch new fuel efficient petrol powered woodchipper

Jul 25, 2017

Först, a leading supplier of high performance and robust woodchippers, is fully prepared for the Stage V emissions regulations coming into force in 2019 with the launch of a new fuel efficient, petrol powered woodchipper. The ST6P is an extension of Först’s popular range of six-inch capacity machines, which is powered by a 37hp V twin petrol engine, meaning the woodchipper not only weighs under 750kg, but also matches the strength and performance that users have come to expect from Först’s diesel powered machines. Specifically designed for contractors, arborists, landscapers and farmers, Först were able to manufacture the sub 750kg…