January 22, 2018

Landmark Trading offer a chance to win a Stihl MS150 / MS150T chainsaw


One lucky winner will be drawn at random on Monday 4th December. The winner will be able to choose either an MS150 C-E or MS150TC-E** with 10” bar & chain. To enter, simply place an order for £100* or more between 10.11.17 and 30.11.17 and quote promotion code ‘NOVPD’ (enter code in the ‘Discount Code’ box in the basket, or quote when placing orders by phone) at Landmark Trading.   *Excluding VAT **NB – an MS150TC-E is designed for use by trained arborists only   Terms & Conditions: To qualify you must place an order between 10th November 2017 and 30th November…

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Conference to celebrate and consider the Forests of Essex


The cultural and natural heritage of the forests of Essex will be explored in a one day conference that will consider issues surrounding the understanding, conservation and future of trees, woods and forests in the county. Held in memory of Oliver Rackham, the leading historian and ecologist of British woodland, the conference will include a keynote speech from Professor Tom Williamson (School of History at UEA) which explores Rackham’s contribution to our understanding of trees, woods and forests in Essex. The conference will also mark the anniversary of Henry III’s Charter of the Forest in 1217. The line-up of speakers…

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RFS announces Excellence in Forestry Awards for 2018


“It’s only through ensuring high quality woodland management and talking about it to a wider world that we will help people distinguish between excellence and exploitation in forestry,” so says Rachel Thomas as she launches the Excellence in Forestry 2018 Awards. Rachel – the RFS Excellence in Forestry (EiF) Co-ordinator – adds: “Woods and forests provide a huge range of benefits that society sometimes takes for granted. Although well understood within the forestry sector they are not necessarily appreciated outside. “I really would like to encourage more woodland owners from all parts of the forestry sector to enter the Excellence…

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Gristwood and Toms awarded tree services contract for Bedford Borough Council


Gristwood and Toms continues to reinforce its market-leading position with yet another contract win in the public sector. A comprehensive range of tree services across Bedford Borough will now be provided by Gristwood and Toms, following a tender exercise by the Borough Council. The award follows a run of recent wins for Gristwood and Toms in the last six months, with clients including Islington Council, City of London, Waltham Forest, Hertfordshire County Council, University of Bedfordshire and Curo Housing. The new contract to provide tree works across Bedford and Kempston, including the rural parishes, went live on 1st November and…

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One hundred and seventy trees to be planted across Salford to celebrate National Tree Week.


The city already has more tree cover than the national average – and the 170 new arrivals will be planted in streets, parks and cemeteries. This includes 25 replacement trees for Light Oaks Road where diseased trees had to be removed recently. Councillor Derek Antrobus, lead member for planning and sustainable development, said: “People appreciate that trees improve the landscape and provide homes for wildlife but they have many other benefits too. “Research shows that trees filter air pollution, help soak up heavy rainfall and reduce wind speed around buildings as well as providing shade and shelter. Trees planted in…

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Restoration project in Nottingham to remove ten 90-year-old cherry trees


A project to restore the pathway area at Highfields Park has begun, with ten cherry trees being removed from the site. The 90-year-old trees have been felled in the past week after work began on Monday, November 20. Nottingham City Council said the trees were diseased and in a dangerous condition. They will be replaced early next year with semi-mature cherry trees, which will line the path from the University of Nottingham tram stop to Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre. The removal of the trees forms part of a £4.8m restoration project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Big Lottery Fund’s Park for…

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Major productive planting scheme approved in England


The largest productive tree planting scheme in England for more than 25 years has been approved for a site on the fringes of the Lake District National Park. More than 213,000 trees will be planted this winter over 170 hectares at the Lowther Estate, south of Penrith, Cumbria. Just over 120 hectares of the site will be planted with productive softwood species, while the remainder will be predominantly productive broadleaves. Confor’s England Manager Caroline Harrison said the granting of Countryside Stewardship approval was “brilliant news” for the sector – especially with other large productive planting schemes in the pipeline awaiting approval. The driving forces behind both Lowther and similar applications have…

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Arborjet welcomes new product marketing manager Dave Estey


Arborjet Inc., a revolutionary plant health care company, announced today that Dave Estey has joined the company as Product Marketing Manager. In this role, Estey will be responsible for positioning Arborjet’s products in the marketplace, executing strong go-to-market campaigns and managing product lifecycles. “As our dedicated R&D team continues to develop innovative and industry-leading products, we need strong talent to drive our product strategy, and we are confident that Dave will deliver on that front,” said Russ Davis, President and Chief Operating Officer of Arborjet. “Dave’s impressive marketing background will serve him well in his new role at Arborjet, and…

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Pioneering tree health partnership to continue thanks to funding boost

An award-winning partnership which has identified 1,046 cases of tree pest and disease across the UK is set to continue. Observatree launched in spring 2015 aiming to train volunteers to help protect the UK’s trees, woods and forests from harmful pests and diseases, both existing and new. So far, 235 volunteers have been trained by the collaboration led by Forest Research, supported by the Woodland Trust, Forestry Commission England, Defra, Fera Science Ltd, the Animal & Plant Health Agency, the National Trust, Natural Resources Wales and Forestry Commission Scotland. Over 3,000 sites have been surveyed by the volunteers in a…

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National Tree Week 2017

As National Tree Week – the UK’s biggest annual festival of trees – gets ready to launch on Saturday, The Tree Council is calling on everyone everywhere to celebrate the value of trees, plant more and appreciate them all. Across the UK, the presence of trees in cities, towns and rural landscapes, continues to add value to our lives every day, in many different ways. The value that trees provide can sometimes be taken for granted: they not only create a habitat for all sorts of wildlife, but provide services to humans too. We get food, fuel and building resources…

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