October 17, 2018

Plymouth students plant royal saplings

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THERE is a touch of royalty in the air at a city primary school. The youngest and the oldest students at Marine Academy Plymouth came together to plant the saplings of four Royal Oak trees in the grounds of the brand new primary school. The regal acorns were collected from the Queen’s Sandringham Estate and sown at the recent Jubilee celebrations. Now saplings, they were brought to the St Budeaux school to be planted by 34 primary pupils who joined forces with half a dozen sixth-formers. The green-fingered pupils also planted trays of bedding plants to enhance their new school garden….

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Dead trees chopped down opposite Brangwyn Hall after storms

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Up to 20 large trees next to the Brangwyn Hall have had to be felled following safety concerns. The black poplar trees opposite the main entrance to the hall died, after being damaged during the heavy storms which hit much of the country in the spring. But Swansea Council says it plans to plant other trees nearby. A spokesman said: “The trees are now being taken down by our parks staff, and the works are expected to be finished towards the middle of next week “Replanting of other trees will happen on a grass verge towards the Victoria Park end…

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Goals in Salvador leads to tree planting

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As far as World Cup initiatives go, a project in Brazil’s north-eastern state of Bahia to plant tree for every goal scored at Salvador’s Fonte Nova arena is a good one – trouble is organisers were not expecting so many to rattle in. For every goal scored in Salvador, precisely 1,111 trees will be planted – roughly the size of a football pitch – in the Atlantic Forest in the south of Bahia. Thanks to the Netherlands’ 5-1 drubbing of Spain and Germany’s 4-0 rout of Portugal in the first two games a remarkable 10 goals has equated to 11,110…

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Professional Tree Inspection Refresher – Arboricultural Association

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Professional Tree Inspection – Refresher course Date:  25 June 2014 Venue: Wokingham, Berkshire Course duration: 09.00-17.30 approximately Course Objectives Who is the course for? For anyone who has previously attended the Lantra Awards 3-day Professional Tree Inspection course Presented by Guy Watson This one-day update and refresher course is intended for those who have previously attended the well-respected 3-day Professional Tree Inspection course. Those arboriculturists who are working at the upper level of tree inspection as part of their services need to be aware of the latest thinking in a range of different aspects, from policy guidance to the latest legal cases…

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Trust bosses’ plea after Mar Lodge fire probe points to campers’ barbecue

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A wildfire that engulfed part of a National Trust for Scotland estate in the Cairngorms was probably started by careless use of a barbecue. The blaze erupted on the Mar Lodge Estate near Braemar and was brought under control by firefighters and estate workers. About 10ha (25 acres) of the 72,000ha estate was affected by the fire, which destroyed blaeberry and scrub undergrowth among tracts of mature Caledonian pinewoods. The NTS said damage to mature trees appears limited as the fire does not appear to have reached canopy level. Crews from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were joined by…

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Scientists baffled by ‘bleeding tree’ phenomenon

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If you’ve ever wondered whether a tree cab actually bleed when you cut in to them, then this may answer your question. The phenomenon of the ‘bleeding’ tree – in which a mysterious red liquid pours from chopped-down trunks – is one which has left scientists shocked and tree surgeons baffled, But if the footage on BBC Two’s documentary series Nature’s Weirdest Events – currently being given a well-deserved repeat – is anything to go by, it may happen more often than you think. Australian Chris Wharton was among those who revealed their shock at seeing a tree apparently pouring…

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Trees contract worth £16 million to Wales

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In the latest boost for the Welsh timber industry, Natural Resources Wales has secured a five year contract to supply one of the UK’s largest timber harvesting companies. The contract with Euroforest Ltd will be worth more than £2.5 million to Natural Resources Wales and an estimated £16 million to the Welsh economy. The contract guarantees the supply of 50,000 tonnes of larch annually from Coed y Cymoedd Forest and will secure almost 60 full time jobs in the harvesting and haulage industries. The timber will be supplied to a range of existing markets in Wales and the borders with…

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Tree planting ceremony in recognition of Freedom honour

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Tree planting ceremonies have taken place in recognition of the latest Freemen of the borough, health care workers serving in the Borough of Antrim. The trees chosen are Gingko Biloba and were specially selected for their health giving properties. They will serve as a permanent reminder of the honour that the council has bestowed at Antrim Area Hospital, Holywell Hospital and Muckamore Abbey Hospital. Out-going Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Roderick Swann, said: “Working within health care is a vocation. It is a profession that continuously gives to others and shows the utmost commitment and dedication. “It is those individuals carrying out…

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New Equipment Demonstrations – Arboricultural Association

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New Equipment Demonstrations, 30 June 2014, Croxteth Park, Liverpool. This one-day seminar is aimed at working arboricultural contractors, local authority tree officers, consultants and others involved in day-to-day tree management decisions. Speakers: Dealga O’Callaghan, Glynn Percival and Richard Poole Tree Micro-Injection Syngenta has developed a new and effective plant protection product and a new process of injecting it systemically into trees called Tree Micro-injection (TMI). The new product targets a variety of pests, including Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) and Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner (HCLM). The system is completely closed, ensuring there is no environmental or operator exposure to the product and it uses…

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Woodland Trust press all parties on charter for ‘trees, woods and people’

The Woodland Trust hosted a reception in parliament this week to launch their latest report‘Life’s better with trees: towards a charter for trees, woods and people’. Speakers included Charles Walker MP, Shadow DEFRA spokesman Barry Gardiner MP, Roger Williams MP and newly appointed Woodland Trust Chief Executive Beccy Speight. The document sets out the clear benefits to all from trees, woods and forests, both in terms of offering life essentials like clean air, water, food and fuel, and in terms of their place in UK landscapes, literature and livelihoods. The report looks to the future and makes the clear case for the introduction of a charter for trees, woods…

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