October 16, 2018

Stockport tree surgeon left unable to work after thieves steal all his chainsaws

tree surgeon

A tree surgeon from Stockport has been left unable to work after thieves broke through the roof of his shed and stole all his chainsaws. Adam Copeland, 33, from High Lane, was left stunned when he looked out of his window on Wednesday morning to see a big hole in his outbuilding roof. Burglars had removed slates and felt to steal £4,500 of tree cutting equipment including six chainsaws. They also stole hedge-trimmers, a drill, harnesses and workwear some time between midnight and 6am on Wednesday. Adam said: “I’m absolutely gutted. It has taken years to build up my equipment…

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Green-tech supply urban tree planting materials for Harvey Hadden development


Green-tech has announced they supplied the ArborRaft Tree Planting System and soil, Platipus tree anchoring system, gtRootbarrier 325 and the Mona Relief Vente tree irrigation system for a £13.5 million redevelopment project at the Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre in Nottingham. The project has been recently completed ahead of its official opening in September 2015. The state of the art facilities include a 50 metre swimming pool, a changing village, a 1.5km closed road cycling circuit, an upgraded eight lane 400m indoor athletics track, refurbished sports hall, three squash courts, badminton and tennis courts, five improved grass football pitches, two multi-use…

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Wainwright takes possession of the first fsi D67-720 in UK


Wainwright Tree Stump Removal took possession of the first fsi D67-720, 4wd, self-powered stump grinder in the UK.   At  3175mm long, and 1400 mm wide (890mm without twin wheels) and 1350kg it is smaller and lighter than comparable grinders including our Vermeer SC60. The 67 HP (50 KW) Lombardini engine delivers more than sufficient power to weight ratio.   The remote control panel is extremely intuitive and sensitive.  One brilliant feature it offers is that the spare battery charges in the engine bay or via a 12V in-car charger.  Your wireless remote will never be without power!   In…

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Spectrum Plant appointedUK importer for Balfor Machines

Spectrum Plant

Spectrum Plant Ltd announced today that they have been appointed as sole UK importers for the Balfor range of firewood and forestry machinery. Italian built Balfor machines are already well known in the UK and across Europe for their large, high quality range of professional splitters, saw benches, conveyors and firewood processors. Balfor are about to expand their product range to include winches, log trailers and log cranes so there was a clear requirement for better UK representation. Spectrum Plant are already one of the UK’s biggest Timberwolf main dealers and the sole UK importers for the innovative FSI range of stump grinders, so the partnership…

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Makita adds high-power lightweight chainsaw to range


Makita has added an advanced, high power farming-class 35.2cc chainsaw to its expanding range of forestry and general timber work saws. The new Makita EA3601F 2-stroke machine develops a strong 2.4hp and with a Stratified Air Scavenging combustion system has the cleanest possible exhaust emissions and very low fuel consumption. The centrifugal air cleaner enhances intake performance and reliability and the spring assisted recoil starter reduces cord pull. A primer pump makes hot or cold starting easy while an anti-icing valve bleeds warm air to the fuel lines to ensure winter reliability. This new Makita chainsaw is well balanced and…

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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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