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    DMU to plant 1,000 National Forest trees for new students

    De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is to plant 1,000 new trees in the National Forest on behalf of students joining this year. To mark the release of A-level results across the country this week and to celebrate the arrival of a new cohort of students next month, the university is…

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    Timberwolf announces industry first five year warranty

    The UK’s leading manufacturer of professional wood chippers, Timberwolf, has extended its customer support with the introduction of an industry first, five-year manufacturer’s warranty. The option to increase the standard three year warranty up to a total of five years is available across the entire Timberwolf range. It can even…

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    Ancient woodlands get stay of execution after work is paused on Hereford road schemes

    Ancient woodlands in Hereford are getting a stay of execution after a decision to pause all work on two bypasses.  The Woodland Trust says it is delighted with today’s news from Herefordshire Council but will continue to press for the irreplaceable habitats to be considered as part of the reviews…

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    Goodwood pledge to plant 78,000 trees

    Head of Forestry, Darren Norris, is overseeing Goodwood’s woodland project which aims to plant 78,000 trees in one of the largest tree planting schemes in the south of England. Since the beginning of 2019, Darren and his team have started planting 40 hectares of new woodland to add to the Goodwood…

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    Six forests of the UK feature on the new Royal Mail special stamps

    Royal Mail have revealed a set of six Special Stamps that capture beautiful and inspirational views of forests from across the four countries of the UK. Valued for their environmental benefits, such as cleaner air, flood prevention and providing habitats for wildlife, the UK’s forests generate hundreds of millions of…

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    GreenMech chipper wins backing of Essex arborist

    An arborist based in Colchester, Essex, has spoken out in favour about the performance and reliability of his GreenMech Arborist 130 wood chipper. Jason Hill, who runs JH Tree Services, said the Arb 130 had proved to be a workhorse when used for a variety of domestic and commercial customers.…

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    Elgan Pugh wins fifth consecutive STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® British Championship

    Elgan Pugh from Wales has been crowned the best lumberjack athlete in the country for the fifth consecutive time at the 2019 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® British Championship. This came after breaking his own national record in the final discipline, the Hot Saw. Hosted at Blenheim Palace, as part of BBC Countryfile…

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    Man fined for damaging trees

    A Salford man has been fined for the wilful destruction of two protected trees. Mr Laith Al-Hashmi, 37, pleaded guilty at Salford and Manchester magistrates court on Wednesday July 31 to two offences under Section 202 and 210 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 of destroying protected trees…

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    Lancaster City Council has pledged to help plant a million trees

    Lancaster City Council has pledged to help plant a million trees across north Lancashire as part of the Northern Forest project. Following its declaration of a climate emergency, the city council has embarked on the ambitious project to improve air quality, mitigate flood risk, support the rural economy and connect…

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    National athletes to compete for crown for STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® British Championship

    The best lumberjack athletes in the country will take part in the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® British Championship in August as they smash through six logs in a matter of seconds using a combination of axes, saws and sheer strength.   Returning to BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace on Saturday 3rd…

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    County Durham woodlands awarded funding to help restore them

    The Durham Woodland Revival project has been awarded £434,200 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to restore and reconnect woodland in the county. The funding will enable it to work with partners Woodland Trust, Northwoods, Wear Rivers Trust and the Forestry Commission to bring neglected and under-managed woodland back into good condition…

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    Trees to be removed in Roath Park Gardens, Cardiff to deal with Oak Processionary Moth

    Evidence of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) has been found on an oak tree in Roath Park Gardens in Cardiff as a result of proactive inspection by Natural Resources Wales of seven newly planted oak trees.  A Statutory Plant Health Notice was issued on the trees on 24 July, which requires…

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    New grants available for local landowners to plant trees

    A pilot Woodland Trust scheme is offering expert advice and grants of up to £4,000 to landowners who want to create small, new native woods.  TRUSTwoods is open to people looking to create between one and three hectares of woodland in a trial area of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Leicestershire,…

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    Government sets out vision for a safe and biodiverse railway lineside

    The Department for Transport (DfT) has set out a clear strategy for how it expects Network Rail to protect and enhance the UK’s lineside environment, while ensuring the safety of passengers and services.  The strategy follows recommendations from the independently chaired review led by John Varley, a non-executive director of the Environment Agency. First…

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    London Plane Tree Conference

    On Wednesday 10 July approximately 80 delegates attended the London Plane Tree Conference at City Hall, organised by The Conservation Foundation. London Planes are a vital part of London’s landscape and the conference aimed to start a discussion on how to preserve them. The event was chaired by Matt Brown,…

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