November 19, 2017

  • Urban

    Report shows that trees in urban areas are growing faster than those in rural areas

    The heat island effect is likely having a noticeable effect on the growth rate of trees in metropolitan areas across the world. New research from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has shown that on average, trees in urban areas have been growing faster than trees in rural areas worldwide over the last 50 to 60 years. The research team studied about 1,400 hardwood samples of trees from several cities spread out across different climate zones of the world. Key excerpt below from the TUM article. “We can show that urban trees of the same age are larger on average than…

  • Armistice

    Campaigners in Sheffield comes together to mark Armistice Day

    Campaigners against the controversial felling of trees on a Sheffield street which are listed as a war memorial have come together on Armistice Day. More than 100 people gathered in Western Road, Crookes, for what they called a day of art and remembrance. Artists are drawing or painting each tree on the road as part of the campaign. The trees were planted on 4 April 1919 to mark the part former pupils of a local school played in World War One. They are recognised by the War Memorials Trust and Imperial War Museum as a Living War Memorial, but 23…

  • Bermondsey

    Permeable Pathway for Bermondsey Roof Garden

    It wasn’t long ago that the only thing expected from a roof was for it to protect a building from the elements. But times have changed and so has the role of the roof as we knew it. Increasingly this previously under-utilised space is being specified as a ‘Green’ or ‘Brown’ roof to encourage bio-diversity and wild life or as fully landscaped communal courtyards in areas where outside space is scarce. SureSet Permeable Paving sent a photographer to capture how well a roof garden they worked on nearly three years ago had settled in… And the roof garden project, for…

  • Burngreave

    Over 8,000 trees are to be planted in Sheffield between now and March 2018

    Sheffield council has committed to planting over 8,000 trees within the next five months, the first of which has been planted in Burngreave with Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy, attending the ceremony. The first tree was planted by scouts from the 76th Sheffield St Peter’s Ellesmere Scout Troop. The tree, known as a heavy standard, sits opposite St Peter’s Church. Various smaller trees were also planted near to the scout’s headquarters on Grimesthorpe Road. Larger trees will be planted following requests from the public to: “to replace those removed from parks and green spaces due to health and safety issues”….

  • GreenMech

    Cumbria-based Luscombe Plant Hire add woodchipper to keep up with demand

    Luscombe Plant Hire, based in Ulverston, Cumbria, stock a wide range of site machinery and tools available for daily, weekly, or long-term hire. After noticing that their GreenMech Arborist 130 woodchipper was hardly ever in the yard, owner Simon Luscombe decided to add a second one to his hire fleet to meet the consistent demand. Simon and wife Beverly, along with their son Dan, started Luscombe Plant Hire in 2001 and this year they were proudly awarded the “Outstanding Single Depot Hire Company” at the EHN Passionate Hirer Awards. “We have a full range of tools and machinery from a…

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Urban

Report shows that trees in urban areas are growing faster than those in rural areas

Nov 18, 2017

The heat island effect is likely having a noticeable effect on the growth rate of trees in metropolitan areas across the world. New research from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has shown that on average, trees in urban areas have been growing faster than trees in rural areas worldwide over the last 50 to 60 years. The research team studied about 1,400 hardwood samples of trees from several cities spread out across different climate zones of the world. Key excerpt below from the TUM article. “We can show that urban trees of the same age are larger on average than…

Armistice

Campaigners in Sheffield comes together to mark Armistice Day

Nov 17, 2017

Campaigners against the controversial felling of trees on a Sheffield street which are listed as a war memorial have come together on Armistice Day. More than 100 people gathered in Western Road, Crookes, for what they called a day of art and remembrance. Artists are drawing or painting each tree on the road as part of the campaign. The trees were planted on 4 April 1919 to mark the part former pupils of a local school played in World War One. They are recognised by the War Memorials Trust and Imperial War Museum as a Living War Memorial, but 23…

Bermondsey

Permeable Pathway for Bermondsey Roof Garden

Nov 16, 2017

It wasn’t long ago that the only thing expected from a roof was for it to protect a building from the elements. But times have changed and so has the role of the roof as we knew it. Increasingly this previously under-utilised space is being specified as a ‘Green’ or ‘Brown’ roof to encourage bio-diversity and wild life or as fully landscaped communal courtyards in areas where outside space is scarce. SureSet Permeable Paving sent a photographer to capture how well a roof garden they worked on nearly three years ago had settled in… And the roof garden project, for…

Burngreave

Over 8,000 trees are to be planted in Sheffield between now and March 2018

Nov 16, 2017

Sheffield council has committed to planting over 8,000 trees within the next five months, the first of which has been planted in Burngreave with Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy, attending the ceremony. The first tree was planted by scouts from the 76th Sheffield St Peter’s Ellesmere Scout Troop. The tree, known as a heavy standard, sits opposite St Peter’s Church. Various smaller trees were also planted near to the scout’s headquarters on Grimesthorpe Road. Larger trees will be planted following requests from the public to: “to replace those removed from parks and green spaces due to health and safety issues”….

GreenMech

Cumbria-based Luscombe Plant Hire add woodchipper to keep up with demand

Nov 15, 2017

Luscombe Plant Hire, based in Ulverston, Cumbria, stock a wide range of site machinery and tools available for daily, weekly, or long-term hire. After noticing that their GreenMech Arborist 130 woodchipper was hardly ever in the yard, owner Simon Luscombe decided to add a second one to his hire fleet to meet the consistent demand. Simon and wife Beverly, along with their son Dan, started Luscombe Plant Hire in 2001 and this year they were proudly awarded the “Outstanding Single Depot Hire Company” at the EHN Passionate Hirer Awards. “We have a full range of tools and machinery from a…

Kielder

Confor shortlisted for prestigious award

Nov 14, 2017

Confor has been shortlisted as a finalist in a prestigious UK-wide awards programme which recognises excellence in political engagement. The Public Affairs Awards 2017 includes a category for Trade Body Campaign of the Year, with Confor one of five finalists alongside high-profile bodies like the Federation of Master Builders and Royal College of Nursing. Finalists in other categories include the National Farmers Union, National Union of Students, Greenpeace UK and the National Housing Federation. Confor’s entry focuses on its success in persuading the Conservative Party to commit to tree planting targets ahead of the 2017 election, after real concerns that…