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    Woodland Trust partners with biochar supplier Carbon Gold

    The Woodland Trust has partnered with UK biochar supplier Carbon Gold to support the charity’s tree planting and preservation activities across the UK. The announcement will see 10p from the sale of each of Carbon Gold’s biochar planting aids and soil improvers donated to the Trust.   Philippa Borrill, Head of Partnerships…

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    Rare lichen is living legacy of World War II commando training

    Scientists have discovered rare ‘fire’ lichen growing on the stumps of trees destroyed by flames in the Scottish Highlands during World War II. The Carbonicola anthracophila was discovered by scientists surveying Loch Arkaig Pine Forest near Spean Bridge.  The lichen only grows on charred conifer trees. It has been recorded…

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    Timberwolf strengthens customer support network with two new dealers

    Timberwolf the UK’s leading manufacturer of professional wood chippers has strengthened its customer support network with the addition of two new dealers. Masons Kings will offer sales and support to customers in North Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. Whilst Tallis Amos Group (TAG) will serve customers in Bristol, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.…

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    The Ancient Woodland Inventory for England gets new funding

    The Ancient Woodland Inventory for England is to get a radical overhaul to enable changes in national planning policy to be properly implemented. Last year, the National Planning Policy Framework was amended to give ancient woodland and ancient and veteran trees strengthened protection from inappropriate development. The Woodland Trust warned…

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    Think Global, Plant Local to tackle climate change

    The UK Government has been urged to ‘Think Global, Plant Local’ to start tackling the damaging effects of climate change.  Independent advisers have told the Government that planting trees and building with wood is a “simple, low-cost option” to remove large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. A message that…

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    STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® on the lookout for next champion

    STIHL TIMBERSPORTS®, the world-renowned extreme sports competition, is on the lookout for the next generation of athletes to put their axe and saw skills to the test at a newcomers’ event at Hartpury University and Hartpury College in May. Following on from the success of last year’s STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World…

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    Static LSK: A Design of Compromises

    Paul Dyer of Marlow Ropes, looks at the aspects of great product design ,and why the manufacture and design of a good quality static rope is often an exercise in compromise. Many of the requirements the rope must meet are achieved at the expense of another desirable property. For this…

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    New guidance for foresters on protecting water quality

    Protecting the water environment during forest operations is the focus of a new Forestry Commission Practice Guide. Providing advice to forest managers, planners, practitioners and supervisors on how forest operations should be planned and managed to protect the water environment, the guide will help ensure that they comply with the…

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    Boost for new tree planting in north of England

    The UK Forestry Minister says he is “keen to explore” options for a Forestry Investment Zone (FIZ) in Northumberland – in a move which could help deliver a “step change in tree planting” in northern England. David Rutley MP was responding to calls for a FIZ in the county in…

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    TREE AID launches three-month appeal

    Environmental and international development charity, TREE AID, today launches a three-month appeal with proceeds doubled by the UK government. With the support the UK public, the She Grows appeal will help people reverse the effects of deforestation and climate change in the drylands of Africa. The UK government will match…

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    The Wildlife Trusts calls for nature’s recovery in latest campaign

    Sir David Attenborough, Stephen Fry, Catherine Tate, Alison Steadman and Asim Chaudhry have backed a new campaign from The Wildlife Trusts. It calls for a wilder future and for nature’s recovery in the UK. The conservationist and actors have starring roles in a new The Wind in the Willows film trailer. It…

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    Ancient Tree Inventory project confirms largest collection of oak trees in Europe

    Conservation charity the Woodland Trust is challenging people across the UK to find and map ancient trees. This is after its Ancient Tree Inventory project helped confirm the biggest collection of ancient oak trees in Europe.  Staff at Blenheim Park have been surveying oak trees for several years, and have…

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    GreenMech to launch new woodchipper at The Arb Show

    The ARB Show will see a new product launch from GreenMech that is set to be the next evolution of woodchippers. Visitors to stands C8/9 and D8/9 will be the first to see the brand-new machine, which promises to extend GreenMech’s portfolio in the arb sector.Alongside this, other highlights will…

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    New woodland area to be planted at Marwell Zoo

    A new woodland area is being planted at Marwell Zoo. It will provide a source of nutritious food for its animals and expand the native habitat for local wildlife. The Woodlands Trust has been working with Hampshire conservation charity Marwell Wildlife to plant more than 7,000 trees on its farmland. This will benefit…

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    Call for climbing arborists to complete research survey

    Do you climb trees as part of your job? If so, please complete a straightforward five-minute survey, which is part of a major research project that will benefit climbers around the world. The survey can be accessed here and the results will be used in the Biomechanics of the Tree Climber project.…

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