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    Tree cover target is achievable says Woodland Trust

    Responding to the announcement by the Government to commit to Net Zero emissions by 2050, Woodland Trust Chief Executive Beccy Speight said: “The Woodland Trust welcomes the adoption by Government of the Committee on Climate Change’s advice to commit to net zero GHG emissions by 2050. This sets us on…

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    Urban trees conference – call for papers

    Trees, People and the Built Environment 4, the international urban trees conference, is requesting papers from those who would like to present at the event. The organisers are seeking papers that address the conference topics in social and sciences. They should either be original research papers presenting new work in…

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    Tree Champion reappointed to continue tree planting push

    The Government’s Tree Champion Sir William Worsley has been reappointed to continue his drive to accelerate tree planting rates.  The chair of the National Forest Company was tasked last year with setting a bold direction for the country’s forests and woodlands over the next 25 years. Now Sir William is…

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    ICF executive director awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

    A Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) medal has been awarded to Shireen Chambers FICFor, Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019. It is in recognition of the positive contribution she has made to forestry. Including her work with…

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    Disease-tolerant trees to be planted in UK’s ash tree archive

    Ash trees demonstrating tolerance to the highly destructive tree disease ash dieback will be planted in the UK’s first ‘ash tree archive’. This was announced by Biosecurity Minister Lord Gardiner at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank on Thursday 6 June as he launched the Government’s new Ash Research…

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    571 plant species have disappeared in the last 250 years

    For the first time ever, scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Stockholm University, have compiled a global analysis of all plant extinction records documented from across the world. This unique data-set brings together data from fieldwork, literature and herbarium specimens, to show how many plant species have gone extinct in the…

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    Woodland Trust responds to Government’s Ash Research Strategy

    The Woodland Trust has welcomed the Government’s Ash Research Strategy announced 6 June 2019 to tackle the many threats facing the UK’s ash trees. Biosecurity Minister Lord Gardiner launched the strategy, designed to merge evidence on threats to the UK’s population of ash trees. It will also identify future research…

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    STIHL announces series of updates to the MSA 161 T

    STIHL has launched a series of updates to its cordless arborist saw, the MSA 161 T, providing professionals with a more ergonomic and robust tool.  The MSA 161 T is STIHL’s lightweight professional chainsaw that succeeds the MSA 160 T.  As well as boasting a 40% higher chain speed (16 m/s),…

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    RHS calls on volunteers to spot spittlebugs

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is calling on gardeners, nature lovers and citizen scientists to help the UK respond to the threat of Xylella fastidiosa, a bacterium that results in the disease and death of many popular garden plants.  The charity, working with the University of Sussex and Forest Research, needs thousands…

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    Woodland Trust recognised for its work with volunteers

    The Woodland Trust has been recognised for the opportunities it gives to volunteers.  The charity has been awarded the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard. This is after being assessed against a range of best practice standards and having proved to excel in the areas of recruitment, safety standards, management, support,…

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    Edinburgh becomes first Scottish council to support Tree Charter

    Councillors from across the political spectrum in Edinburgh are adding their signatures to a UK-wide Tree Charter for Trees, Woods and People today. This makes them the first local authority in Scotland to do so.   Elected members from all parties are signing the Charter today. This is alongside a meeting…

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    30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2019 opens for applications

    Sponsored by Green-tech, 30 Under 30: The Next Generation is back for 2019, with Pro Landscaper, Pro Arb and FutureArc magazines beginning the search for 30 of the most impressive young people within our industry. Who? The rules are simple, you can nominate yourself or a colleague as long as…

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    What nectar or pollen values do trees and plants have?

    Everyone knows that the bees are in trouble. Serious trouble. Luckily, more and more people are realising the urgent need to plant bee-friendly plants. Ecological value is becoming an increasingly important criterium in the selection of trees for public areas. The tree encyclopaedia TreeEbb has therefore added a new functionality…

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    Still no cure for Xylella, says EFSA

    The European Food and Safety Authority has updated its assessment of the risks posed by Xylella fastidiosa to plants and crops in the European Union. The new assessment provides new insights and conclusions on controlling existing outbreaks of this pest and preventing further spread in the EU. EFSA’s Plant Health…

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    GreenBlue Urban launches showroom

    GreenBlue Urban has announced that it is launching its first ever showroom in Farringdon, London. They announced it at Clerkenwell Design Week and it will be located at 117 St John’s Road, EC1V 4Ja.  The London based showroom will be the only place in the UK to showcase a range…

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