December 15, 2018

Residents furious as council sends in axe men to chop down trees

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Residents on an Earlsdon street are incensed by the council’s decision to chop down the 100-year-old trees that line their road. Contractors began bringing down the trees in Mayfield Road on Monday, while local people looked on in horror. North Earlsdon Neighbourhood Association contacted the Telegraph to say that the avenue had been left ‘decimated’ by the work. Kevin Nolan, the Association’s Secretary, said: “Residents were shocked that the trees were coming down. “They were watching and some tried to remonstrate with the contractors. I’ve seen the road, and it’s absolutely decimated. Those trees have been on that street for 100 years.” Coventry City Council…

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Canada Partnership for ICF to Promote Forestry Careers

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The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) has announced a new partnership with the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF-IFC) and the Duchy of Cornwall, to deliver an international student exchange programme. Endorsed by HRH The Prince of Wales, The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award will recognise outstanding students in the UK and Canada, and encourage their personal and professional development through employment experiences. The award will provide two students from each country with financial support and summer employment opportunities in the alternative country. Forestry Industry Expansion Russell Horsey, ICF Deputy Director, said: “ICF is excited to partner with the CIF-IFC…

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Shock over massive tree feeling at Limpsfield beauty spot

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A MUM-OF-THREE was reduced to tears when she saw the “desecration” of precious woodland. Large-scale tree felling and scrubland clearance is under way at Limpsfield Chart – a popular beauty spot – to the dismay of many. Suzie Hammerton, who lives in nearby Chapel Road, said: “This is a stunning countryside area but the scene now is something like Hiroshima. It’s absolutely horrific, total desecration. Acres and acres of woodland have been annihilated, with thousands of logs in big piles from felled trees.” Mrs Hammerton said she first came across the scene about a week ago.She added: “Big bulldozers have been working in…

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Literary Prize Nomination for ICF President

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The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) President, Prof Julian Evans, has been recognised for his book God’s Trees – Trees, Forests and Wood in the Bible, published by DayOne, Leominster. The book was voted a finalist in this year’s People’s Book Prize for non-fiction. Although God’s Trees was not the overall winner, the lavish prize ceremony in the 17th Century Stationers Hall, near St Pauls in London, was enriched for our President by dining off oak tables more than 300 years old and the claim that the London plane tree in the courtyard was the oldest in City of London!

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Hi-tech Peterborough company pledges to plant trees in eco-action

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Peterborough-based software provider Webroster has tied in the launch of a new product with a trees planting project. The firm, in Palmers Fields, Oxney Road, has vowed to plant a tree for each of its new Webroster.net Audit module sold over the next six months. Marketing manager Naomi Dainty said: “For every Audit module sold we will be planting a tree here in Peterborough. “We thought this would be a fun way to remind our customers of the environmental benefits of the solution. Every customer will receive a certificate printed on recycled paper and can even view the location of…

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Revealed – Best of English woodlands

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The RFS is delighted to announce the winners of the Best of England Excellence in Forestry Awards, together with the first Woodlands for Climate Change Award. Judges in all categories were awed by the quality of all entries. RFS Co-ordinator Trefor Thompson said: “The quality of the field was evidence of the strength of woodland knowledge and management throughout England. “All those who entered the woodland and schools categories had already proved themselves as excellent winners in their regions in previous years, and they were all therefore competing against the very toughest of competition. “The introduction of an England-wide Woodlands…

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Prince George honoured with oak tree and granite plaque in Whitwell

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An oak tree with an engraved commemorative plaque to mark the birth of Prince George was unveiled at a special ceremony in Whitwell Recreation Ground yesterday (Wednesday May 28). The tree and granite plaque were donated by North Herts Council (NHDC) to St Paul’s Walden Parish Council to officially honour the birth of the first child of the Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cambridge last July. The commemorative tree at St Paul’s Walden is the fifth such oak tree to be planted in North Herts, one for each Area Committee area. The planting ceremony was performed by NHDC’s chairman,…

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Watford Parade revamp: 50 new trees to be planted in town centre

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Almost 50 new trees are being planted in The Parade, Watford, as the £4.3 million revamp of the area nears completion. The species will include the Betula Pendula Multistem, commonly known as a multi-silver birch, and Acer Campe known as the Field Maple. Silver birches will be used to screen off the traffic fromRickmansworth Road and provide a backdrop to the outdoor events space for Watford’s Big Events programme, starting on Friday, June 20. Beside the renovated pond will be three Betula Pendula, standard silver birches, which the council states were planted to complement the pond’s “greener and cleaner feel”. Field…

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Cwmcarn Forest Drive – ‘Nothing has hit British forestry like this before’

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THE large-scale felling of more than 50,000 tonnes of disease-ridden larch trees in Cwmcarn Forest is likely to take more than four years. The Argus was given a tour of the Forest Drive yesterday by National Resources Wales representatives. It follows the environmental body’s decision to close the seven-mile scenic road through Cwmcarn Forest from November to allow felling teams to remove more than 50,000 tonnes of timber from 400 acres of forestry infected by the untreatable larch disease. They will also be felling trees in the surrounding mountains. In a statement last week, NRW said no decision has been…

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Amey send volunteers to help with Whittington Castle clear-up

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A team of workers from Amey donated a day’s work to help tidy up trees which were blown down at a Shropshire visitor attraction in the spring storms. Whittington Castle welcomed the team from Amey, based at nearby Park Hall, to help remove a particularly large tree which had fallen across a footpath at the boundary of the castle grounds. Sue Ellis, castle manager, said she was very grateful to the workers who had offered to help out. “The company designates community project days for their workers to come and do days in the community. This was one of those days,” she said….

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