October 16, 2018

DART clear up after Cyclone Pam

DART

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

orange plant

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

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

gt specifier

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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Green-tech celebrate their highest survey results yet

green-tech

Green-tech is celebrating after the results from their annual ‘Big Green-tech survey 2014’ were revealed. The annual survey is emailed to Green-tech’s extensive customer database and seeks to find out what their customers think about all aspects of the business; from people and products to ordering and delivery; from sales and social media to competitors and prices. Green-tech appreciate every response and make a 50p donation to their 2015 charity, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, for each complete survey. Headline numbers are: 98% rate Green-tech overall as Excellent or Good. 97% think our product range is Excellent or Good 98%…

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GreenMech host the Press for a day of talks and demonstrations

GreenMech

GreenMech, supported by dealers Orange Plant, recently opened up their Alcester factory for a press visit and played host to a wide array of the media.  The assembled mass were treated to presentations from both companies; a factory tour and then demonstrations of some of their most popular equipment.  Managing Director of GreenMech, Jonathan Turner, welcomed the press saying the company has a “cradle to grave approach to chippers”. GreenMech’s site, The Mill Industrial Park, has been a home to manufacturing for over 50 years. GreenMech’s Chairman, Tony Turner (Jonathans’ father), founded Turner Engineering in 1963 and originally producing Hydramowers…

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Pro Arb – December issue

Pro Arb, would like to share the December issue with you.   The issue is packed full, with pages of industry news, business tips from Trustmark,  Jonathan Hazell and finance info from Lee Maddock. We also hear the opinion of Jamie Saunders, MD of Trojan Tree Care in Kent. An in-depth interview with Phil Jones of ISS Facilities Services Landscaping is also inside.   To see all of this and much more, including information on Chippers, trees and all sorts of arb kit, click here.   If you would like to receive your very own free printed copy, please email your name,…

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Arbsafe approved by Police

Arbsafe

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 (arbsafe.co.uk) is a new initiative by Arbtalk.co.uk 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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