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    Woodland group calls it a day due to a lack of land

    A group set up with ambitions to create a woodland for the community in Harborough has been forced to disband.  The Welland Woodlands group was launched about two years ago on a wave of enthusiasm with the aim of securing grants to buy a plot of suitable land in the…

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    Deeside forestry firms join forces at the Activity Park

    Two leading Deeside forestry companies are joining forces to provide a comprehensive range of woodland services from their new office. Chartered forester, Andrew Nicol, who runs the timber marketing co-op, DWP Harvesting, is linking up with RTS Forestry. RTS Forestry are moving from Aboyne to Mr Nicol’s custom built timber…

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    Figures reveal popularity of Scotland’s national forests

    Walking and cycling through forests have become significant features in Scottish life, with the equivalent of everyone in the land doing it more than once a year. A recent survey carried out by Forestry Commission Scotland, underlines the importance of the publicly owned woods as a recreational and tourist assets. It…

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    Elm villagers anger over felled trees

    A housing association has apologised to residents after felling trees they promised would not be touched. Circle Housing Roddons has admitted it should have told villagers before chopping down mature oak trees on the site of a new housing development in Elm. The association had assured residents the trees would…

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    Landscape Architects design Forest of Imagination in Bath

    Grant Associates participating in a major creative collaboration for contemporary arts installation in World Heritage Cit. Bath-based landscape architects, Grant Associates, are part of a major collaboration of local creative businesses and individuals creating a brand new four-day contemporary arts event popping up in the City of Bath this summer.…

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    The New Sylva joins First Edition

    Among the many magnificent books in the Royal Forestry Society’s library sits a leather-bound, much treasured and annotated first edition of John Evelyn’s seminal treatise Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest Trees. And now, 350 years after it was published, it has been joined by a copy of The New Sylva – kindly donated…

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    VIDEO: Work starts on felling iconic beech tree in Cheltenham’s Montpellier Gardens

    If trees could talk, the iconic copper beech in Montpellier would tell stories of the two World Wars and Cheltenham’s history. Work started this morning on bringing down the large beech tree in Montpellier Gardens, which has overlooked the regency town for more than 200 years. But when a large…

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    DART International put volunteers through their paces

    A Redruth-based charity has taken to Bodmin Moor to teach people from all over the UK how to deal with the threat of kidnapping and violent attack when working overseas. DART International UK, who is a disaster relief charity who specialise in clearing fallen trees in disaster zones, launched operations…

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    Give us more trees in the Lake District call

    People want to see more woodland in the Lake District, according to researchers at the University of Cumbria. A survey to gauge public perceptions of woodland cover in the national park revealed that most people thought there were fewer trees than they expected. Around 600 people took part in the…

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    Could another of Frome’s great trees be lost?

      The future of another of Frome’s great trees could be under threat following proposals put forward to fell it.   The copper beech tree, which sits in St John’s Churchyard, is said to be more than 250 years old.   In recent months concerns have been raised about its…

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    Celebrating forestry excellence: Best of England collect Awards

    Excellence and passion for forestry and woodland management were praised by some of the country’s leading experts, as the RFS Best of England Awards winners across five different categories gathered to receive their awards. Presenting the awards for the Best Woodlands for Climate Change, Forestry Commission England Director Ian Gambles…

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    ‘Don’t touch’ reminder over oak processionary caterpillar nests in London, Surrey and Berkshire

    People in parts of London, Surrey and Berkshire are being reminded not to touch the nests which oak processionary caterpillars could be building in oak trees in these areas. They are also being advised to protect animals from contact with the nests, and to report sightings to the Forestry Commission or local Councils.…

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