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    NRMM emissions explained

    Paul George takes a closer look at the EU’s new NRMM emissions regulation, explaining what it aims to do and how it will affect NRMM users In its bid to improve air quality on the continent, the EU has amended its previous regulations for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) emissions –…

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    New Sheffield cabinet member listens to views on street tree replacement

    The new cabinet member responsible for the environment and street scene portfolio at Sheffield City Council is making the most of his first day in post by meeting with those involved in, and with views on, the Streets Ahead programme. Councillor Lewis Dagnall, whose position on the cabinet was officially…

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    The Action Oak Partnership launches at Chelsea Flower Show

    A major new campaign to protect the UK’s mighty oak trees from threats including pests and diseases has been officially launched at the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show by Lord Gardiner, Defra’s Biosecurity Minister. The Action Oak Partnership – made up of charities, environmental organisations and landowners – is seeking to raise £15 million…

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    N & J Tree Services chooses exceptional quality of Först

    N & J Tree Services has expanded its fleet of Först woodchippers by purchasing two XR8’s, after recognising the high-quality standards offered by the manufacturers’ range of robust machinery. Recognised as a leading specialist arboricultural company, N & J Tree Services provides professional tree care services for motorways, councils and…

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    Putting a price on Greater Manchester’s trees and woods

    Ambitious i-Tree Eco research project to be undertaken supporting the development of the Northern Forest. City of Trees is leading on the ‘All Our Trees’ initiative which will see a monetary value put on Greater Manchester’s trees and woods. Using the state of the art i-Tree Eco software system, developed…

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    High value trees in Hyde Park

    New research and report by Treeconomics values the benefits of the trees in Hyde Park as having an amenity asset value of a staggering £173 million. London’s Hyde Park is known all over the world and attracts over 12.8million visitors each year. The magnificent London Plane trees present in the…

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    Stihl launches dedicated new dealer website

    STIHL has launched a website dedicated to potential new dealers, highlighting the manufacturer’s commitment to its retail network and simplifying the application process for new partners. The new website has been specifically designed to showcase the benefits of becoming a STIHL dealer and offers insight into the tools dealers can…

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    Calling all arborists – The 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018 awards are open for entries

    Join the exclusive club of award-winning individuals recognised for their contribution to the arboriculture industry. Enter the only awards heralding young talent within the arboriculture industry. Winning a 30 Under 30: The Next Generation award offers up-and-coming arborists a vast range of benefits including; industry recognition, networking opportunities, and coverage…

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    New street trees unveiled along A56 as part of regeneration scheme

    20 trees including cherry, field maple and sweetgum have been planted as part of a £2 million Bury New Road regeneration programme. As part of the Bury Council led programme the new street trees have been planted to help tackle surface water flooding, as well as improve the look and…

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    Grants for Peatlands Restoration

    A new injection of £10m of government money will help restore more than 10,000 football pitches-worth of England’s iconic peatlands. Peat bogs and fens are important habitats that provide food and shelter for wildlife, help with flood management, improve water quality and play a part in climate regulation. The new…

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    Green space generates £34bn in health benefits says FIT

    Latest research from the charity group Fields in Trust (FIT) has revealed how parks and green spaces across the UK provide over £34bn in health and wellbeing benefits. The report calculates that parks provide a total economic value to each person in the UK of just over £30 per year. The actual…

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    Chilean tree expert in awe of Eden’s thriving monkey puzzle forest

    The Eden Project’s work in preserving celebrated monkey puzzle trees as well as many other Chilean species has been praised by acclaimed documentary maker and author Rodrigo Fernandez, who has just published a definitive guide to trees from his home country growing abroad. Rows of monkey puzzles and other Chilean…

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    ICF: Doing it differently in forestry

    Over 330 professionals descended on the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 2-3 May, for the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ flagship national conference. Delegates at the two-day conference on innovation heard from an exceptional selection of both UK and international speakers on a wide range of subjects setting out what the…

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    Forestry sector calls for post-Brexit discussion on land use, not farming

    A thriving and sustainable future for the UK countryside after Brexit demands a fresh approach to land use policy and funding that recognises much more than just farming. That was the central focus of Confor’s response to the UK Government’s consultation, Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and…

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    Woodland Trust launches Tree Tools for Schools

    A growing desire from schools to plant trees has led the Woodland Trust to launch a new resource for teachers. The resource, Tree Tools for Schools, goes hand in hand with a scheme funded in 2016 by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) which will provide 100,000…

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