August 17, 2018

Wood chippers address the problem of effective disposal of wood


For many years now the Environmental Protection Act, along with the Clean Air Act, has considered the commercial burning of green waste inappropriate. This has therefore severely reduced the ability of using the traditional bonfire to dispose of wood waste created from the maintenance of trees and hedges.  Martin Lucas, Sales Director at GreenMech, explores the multiple benefits of using a wood chipper for the effective disposal of wood, brash and bushy material. A chipper is defined as a mechanical means that uses sharp blades to convert bulky wood waste into a more compact form.  A wood chipper can typically…

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Jaime Bray reviews Makita’s telescopic pole chainsaw

“This Makita pole saw is a faultless machine,” says Jaime Bray, owner of Treetop Arboriculture and chairman of the Arborists Working Group Jaime Bray has run his own business, Treetop Arboriculture in Coventry, for 17 years providing a first class tree maintenance and consultancy service across the Midlands. He’s been involved in tree work for more than 20 years having started holiday jobs with an uncle on motorway embankment maintenance before going to College to study for the National Diploma in Arboriculture.  He has recently passed the RFS Professional Diploma in Arboriculture, a highly regarded qualification recognised by the industry. …

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Pellenc Launch Selion C21 HD Chainsaw


Pellenc has launched the Selion C21 HD chainsaw – the lightest professional pruner on the market at just 2kgs. Pruning requires specialised knowledge and suitable equipment. Pellenc offers arborists a model that will meet their expectations in terms of weight, balance, manoeuvrability, and power. Equipped with numerous innovations, the new Selion C21 HD chainsaw has an exceptional power to weight ratio and allows you to work without noise pollution, without pollution and with unmatched working comfort. Four innovative safety features include: Kick-back sensor with electronic start-up. It instantly triggers an electric chain brake in the event of a fall or…

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Focus On Chainsaws


Dave Murison says when it comes to chainsaws, the leading manufacturers are the ones to turn to. Here he picks his all-time favourites Saw subject When buying a chainsaw there are so many manufacturers to choose from it’s hard to know where to start. There are a number of factors to consider including usage, build quality and budget, the last of which is a priority for many people nowadays. The beauty of shopping online is that it gives you the chance to compare prices and opinions before you buy. A few of the big names you will come across are Husqvarna, Stihl, Echo and McCulloch. Some tools offer high power but don’t give you the confidence…

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Moortown ‘stump grinds’ away its encroaching woodland


18 hole Moortown Golf Club in Leeds is steeped in history – 100 years old and the first UK hosts of the Ryder Cup in 1929.  The course is surrounded by woodland that has seen an ingress of tree growth over those 100 years.  In order to re-promote the heather and the heathland grass areas of the course a programme of tree removal is in progress, scheduled to last for at least the next three years. Good woodland management is essential for any Golf Course as trees encroaching beyond the wooded areas change the characteristics of the soil – drawing…

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DART clear up after Cyclone Pam


Two members of DART – Disaster Arborist Response Team – have safely returned to the UK following their deployment to Vanuatu, the remote archipelago in the South Pacific, following the aftermath of Cyclone Pam over a month ago. During the recovery period aid agencies have set about clearing significant damage caused by ripping 185mph winds that destroyed 90% of homes, closed schools and medical centres, and flattened essential infrastructure.  Many main routes have been hampered and roads made impassable by fallen trees.   DART works on tree clearance so that aid support can make progress by road, making trees safe in…

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Orange Plant brings Carlton Stump Grinders to Northern Ireland & ROI with M.Large tie up

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Orange Plant, the European Partner for Carlton Stump Grinders, have appointed M.Large as their Irish dealer for this highly acclaimed machinery.  M.Large will stock and sell the products from their headquarters in County Antrim, Northern Ireland throughout the whole of the island. M.Large is a family owned company focussing on forestry and arboriculture works, plant hire and the selling and maintenance of forestry and horticultural equipment.  Over the last 44 year the company has developed into the most successful and prominent company in its field, selling over 500 machines every year. Commenting on the partnership, Orange Plant’s Managing Director Joanna…

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Pro Arb: March issue

Welcome to the March issue of Pro Arb. ■Newsbeat: A round-up of news from the industry ■Business Tips: Regular contributor Jonathan Hazell shares his tips about tree surveys, Steve Clarke continues his series, this month discussing how to increase your prices and we are introduced to the Register for Tree Work Operatives (R2) by Lantra ■Opinion: Pro Arb regular Jamie Saunders offers his expert opinion on the secret to start up success and new contributor Jon Heuch airs his view on Tree Preservation Orders ■An Interview With Managing Director of Connick Trees, Mike Connick ■ Features: We take a look…

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Open House at GreenMech


Following the success of last year’s event, GreenMech will once again be hosting an ‘Open House’ at their factory in Alcester, Warwickshire. Tuesday 21st April 2015 gives GreenMech customers and those interested in GreenMech, the opportunity to find out what goes into the making of their award-winning wood chippers. The day will commence at 10:00am and will include a tour of the manufacturing facility and the chance to meet the GreenMech production team. There will also be product demonstrations showing the wood chippers in action, with the opportunity for visitors to get some hands-on experience with the machines – meaning…

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New ArborRaft brochure from gt specifier

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gt specifer, the landscape solutions arm of Green-tech, has unveiled their new brochure this week. gt ArborRaft is a load bearing tree pit structure that has been widely used on many high profile urban tree planting projects.  It is a series of modular units that lock together to form a raft structure which is assembled around the nursery line of the tree pit to reduce soil compaction whilst at the same time, providing an ideal load-bearing support in hard landscaped areas. The gt AborRaft System has become the specification choice for tree pits in urban environments. The new 8 page brochure…

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