November 17, 2018

Arbsafe approved by Police


Arbsafe, the UK’s only asset management and stolen equipment register aimed at the tree care industry has been awarded Police Preferred Specification status by Secured by Design, a flagship UK police initiative to help ‘design out’ crime through the use of high quality innovative products and processes. Arbsafe ( is a new initiative by and sponsored by STIHL GB as a direct response to the continued increase in crime targeted at the tree care industry. Arbsafe provides a free publicly searchable database of any stolen equipment registered within its pages, its ultimate goal to act both as a deterrent…

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Greenblue Urban add environmental qualification

Greenblue Urban

GreenBlue Urban is pleased to announce the completion of a review of systems and processes adding the environmental management standard ISO 14001 to the Quality Standard ISO 9001 achieved previously. This means that customers and suppliers can be confident they are working with a firm that really cares about the quality and efficiency of their products and services from the initial design right through to the disposal of waste and recycling of surplus materials.

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Iveco introduces high-spec ‘Platinum’ edition New Daily van


Iveco is introducing a special ‘Platinum’ version of its New Daily 35-130 van – a high-spec model designed to appeal to owner-drivers and small businesses eager to experience additional style and comfort while taking advantage of the versatility and performance provided by the International Van of the Year 2015. The special edition Platinum model has a 3.5 tonne gross vehicle weight and is powered by a 2.3 litre 130 hp diesel engine. It is available with a choice of a 10.8m3or 16m3load space compartment, and will retail at £19,995 and £20,995 respectively. Each Platinum-spec New Daily comes with the highest…

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Makita chainsaws for Disaster Arborist Response Team


DART, the Disaster Arborist Response Team, is now equipped with Makita chainsaws ready to deliver humanitarian aid and rescue services anywhere in the world. Wherever a natural climatic disaster occurs, the DART team and their Makita chainsaws will be first responders.  Trained to clear fallen or dangerous trees these operations will make it possible for other relief agencies to access the location and reach the population. These trained arborists aim to reclaim the timber for reconstruction of shelter, repairs to infrastructure and fuel. Makita has provided a comprehensive inventory of chainsaws, spare parts, accessories and safety clothing to DART to…

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GreenMechs’ patented SAFE-Track system proves a success for Hayes Forestry

For the reduction of woody waste on difficult to get to locations and steep embankments, the award-winning SAFE-Trak models from GreenMech stand out alone. They are the first products of their kind to be both tracked and narrow and were the qualities that have led Yvonne Hayes, Managing Director of Hampshire based Hayes Forestry, to purchase not just one SAFE-Trak 19-28, but four! Hayes Forestry has over 40 years of experience in the industry.  Starting out from log and fencing work, the company progressed into timber projects before the removal of railway vegetation became their predominant activity in 2008/9.  “Approximately…

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Tree care equipment that aims to deter criminals

A new initiative for the tree care industry is enabling companies and individuals to securely manage their business assets online and to publicise thefts in an attempt to make it harder for criminals to pass on stolen goods.  Heralded as the tree care industry’s first asset management and stolen equipment register, Arbsafe has already seen more than 200 individuals register over 350 items in the two weeks since its launch. Arbsafe is a new initiative by and sponsored by STIHL GB as a direct response to the continued increase in crime targeted at the tree care industry.  Arbsafe provides…

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Mike Irons celebrates 50 years at Oregon


1947 is the year that Oregon invented “modern chainsaw chain”, known as chipper chain. A year later, Michael Irons was born and 16 years later in 1964 was working in the chainsaw industry, at the start of a career that would see him selling Oregon chain for over fifty years. Fifty. Not fifty years treading ground or earning a living, taking a wage. And what kind of person could spend so long enthusing others if he didn’t believe and care about what he was selling? No, fifty years of hard work, of pride in what he sold, and what he…

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Iveco Daily wins International Van of the Year 2015


Iveco’s third generation light commercial vehicle, New Daily, has won the fiercely contested International Van of the Year award 2015 – judged by leading road testers from 23 countries across Europe and Russia. The prestigious award was presented at a gala dinner on the eve of the 65th IAA Show in Hanover , the largest commercial vehicle trade fair in Europe. The New Daily secured its victory by a margin of 17 points from the second-placed Mercedes-Benz Vito, also beating the two-tonne Ford Transit into third place. Its victory is a major achievement in a highly competitive year which featured 12 new light commercial…

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New Polaris Ranger Diesels with handsome cab


Polaris Ranger UTVs have built a solid reputation as solid, hard working and the smoothest riding of utility vehicles available with two passenger, full size and multi-passenger versions for farm, amenity and recreational use. For 2015, seventy-five percent of the Ranger line-up receives performance upgrades and restyling, based on the line’s flagship the Ranger XP900. The first Rangers to receive the new treatment are the full-size Ranger Diesel and Ranger Diesel Crew. The Ranger Diesel is a favourite hard-working vehicle amongst farmers and anyone who uses diesel as a fuel source. The Ranger Diesel Crew has proved extremely popular with…

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September 2014 launch issue – Pro Arb magazine

Pro Arb

Pro Arb, the magazine for anyone working in the tree industry, has now officially launched, and we are all very excited to be able to share our very first issue with you. The issue is packed full, with pages of industry news, business tips from Trustmark, traffic management tips from Jonathan Hazell and information on all things insurance from Simon Wilson. We also hear the opinions of Jamie Saunders, MD of Trojan Tree Care in Kent and Keith Sacre from Barcham Trees. An in-depth interview with Head of Gardens and Arboretum at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Tony Kirkham is also…

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