April 18, 2018

New research conducted by King’s College London suggests trees, the sky and birdsong in cities are beneficial for mental wellbeing

Wellbeing

A study conducted by King’s College London, landscape architects J & L Gibbons and art foundation Nomad Projects have used smartphone-based technology to assess the relationship between nature in cities and momentary mental wellbeing in real time. They found that (i) being outdoors, seeing trees, hearing birdsong, seeing the sky, and feeling in contact with nature were associated with higher levels of mental wellbeing, and that (ii) the beneficial effects of nature were especially evident in those individuals with greater levels of impulsivity who are at greater risk of mental health issues. Their paper, ‘Urban Mind: Using Smartphone Technologies to…

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Landmark Trading offer a chance to win a Stihl MS150 / MS150T chainsaw

Chainsaw

One lucky winner will be drawn at random on Monday 4th December. The winner will be able to choose either an MS150 C-E or MS150TC-E** with 10” bar & chain. To enter, simply place an order for £100* or more between 10.11.17 and 30.11.17 and quote promotion code ‘NOVPD’ (enter code in the ‘Discount Code’ box in the basket, or quote when placing orders by phone) at Landmark Trading.   *Excluding VAT **NB – an MS150TC-E is designed for use by trained arborists only   Terms & Conditions: To qualify you must place an order between 10th November 2017 and 30th November…

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

GreenMech

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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Isuzu launches 0% finance offers on its Grafter 3.5tonne tipper models

Isuzu

To celebrate being named the ‘Best Builder’s Truck’ for the sixth year running by leading UK business van magazine ‘Trade Van Driver’, Isuzu Truck UK has launched a 0% finance deal for its Grafter N35.120T twin rear wheeled tipper models, with 50 of these Grafters being made instantly available to customers on a limited first come, first serve basis. As part of the incentive deal, there are two 0% finance options available, covering either a three-year or four-year period respectively, with the deals being available from all the company’s  nationwide network of sales dealers. VAT, Road Fund Licence and document…

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PSD Groundscare announce the Eliet Mega Prof to be landing soon

Shredder

PSD Groundscare in association with Eliet are excited to announce the upcoming launch of the New Eliet Mega Prof Shredder at Saltex 2017 on stand G180. It has been 20 years since Eliet made history with the introduction of the Super Prof with the world’s first mobile shredder and now the bar has been well and truly raised with the New Mega Prof. Featuring a 35hp turbocharged diesel engine and a capacity of up to 16cm, this machine is the New flagship of the Eliet range. Like all the other Eliet shredders, the New Mega Prof has the DNA of…

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Hailsham’s marlow ropes to help support breast cancer

Cancer

To support Breast Cancer Awareness a percentage of the profits from the sale of Marlow’s pink Arb rope will go to the charity. The vibrant pink yarn was introduced in the Gecko FCR 2 climbing rope two years ago and is used throughout the arboriculture sector. Jon Mitchell, MD, Marlow Rope said: “Marlow contributes to a range of charities every year. Cancer Research UK is just one of the charities we support. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and our vivid pink yarn is the perfect fit for this chaitable initiative.” Earlier this year, Marlow also…

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Makita introduces new ‘Farmers Choice’ 55.7cc chainsaw

Makita

The latest version of Makita’s popular ‘Farmers Choice’ chainsaw, the new Makita EA5600F45DN bristles with new improved features. Powered by the advanced 2-stroke 55.7cc engine, which delivers a high-torque 4.1horse-power, includes the Stratified Air Scavenging (SAS) exhaust system where the SAS system directs unburnt combustion charge back to the induction port. This effectively reduces fuel consumption and ensures that exhaust emissions meet the highest possible standards. It is fitted with a centrifugal air cleaner and HD air filter for the cleanest possible charge. The cord pull recoil starter has spring assistance, and the machine includes a primer pump and an…

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Solid gear safety shoes – ideal for winter

solid

Solid Gear and Toe Guard safety shoes and boots are fast becoming among the most popular brands choice among discerning tradesmen and women. There’s over 30 products to choose from that integrate modern designs and sporty looks with best in class materials for comfort, protection and durability. Light, safe fibre-glass toecaps won’t conduct the cold while the new composite plates are made of technical fibres that are lighter and thinner but still stronger than their predecessors. Added to the Vibram outsole and Cordura Rip-Stop fabric, you’ll get rugged protection all day long. While Goretex forms part of the uppers to make…

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Makita UK to return to Saltex for 2017

Makita

Makita UK will be returning to Saltex this year which takes places at the NEC in Birmingham 1-2 November 2017.  Makita will be on stand K190d within the BALI Zone. The Makita UK stand will showcase the ever-growing garden machinery range suitable for professional landscaping contractors, groundsmen and forestry workers. “We are delighted to be joining the BALI Zone at this year’s Saltex and to be teaming up with other leading names in the landscaping industry,” says Mark Earles, Business Development Manager, Makita UK.  “Our cordless range will be taking centre stage but visitors will be able to learn about…

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Husqvarna unveils new generation 70cc chainsaw range

Husqvarna

The next generation, top-tier, professional chainsaws from Husqvarna were unveiled today at Forstmesse Luzern, the international forestry fair in Switzerland. The new range of 70cc chainsaws are built with the user in mind and feature six key elements – high power output and rapid acceleration, agility and productivity, and are designed for fast felling and limbing in any climate. The objective of the new generation, headed by the 572 XP, is to deliver chainsaws with outstanding productivity, durability and reliability, while at the same time, staying true to Husqvarna’s heritage and provide high ergonomics and safety. The next generation is…

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