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    Cutting it with battery power: The new ECHO 58V battery chainsaw

    ECHO has introduced an all-new 58V battery chainsaw to their growing range of lithium ion outdoor power equipment.The CS-58V4AH has the cutting performance of its petrol counterparts, with the additional benefits of battery power.  Low noise and low vibration are immediately evident in this effortless yet powerful product. It makes…

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    Guidance offered to help tree planting schemes

    Farmers are being offered help to improve tree planting schemes to make them more effective at capturing airborne ammonia and reducing air pollution. Developed as part of a research programme funded by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the new ammonia capture package includes advice on which tree species will…

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    Tree planting in UK ‘must double to tackle climate change’

    Government advisers call for radical changes, including turning farmland into forests Tree planting must double by 2020 as part of radical changes to land use in the UK, according to the government’s advisers on climate change. New forests would lock up carbon but also help to limit the more frequent…

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    Forestry Commission act on tree pest detected in Kent

    The Forestry Commission is acting on the tree pest eight-toothed spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) which has been discovered in Kent Woodland managers, land owners, the forest industry and tree nurseries that supply mature conifer specimens are being urged to remain vigilant after the Forestry Commission identified a breeding population of…

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    Landowners stress they want less interference over what trees to plant where

    Scottish Land & Estates – which represents landowners, rural businesses and rural professionals – said it wants greater acknowledgement from the government that there will be “conflicts around land use choices.” It fears the development of combined strategies “which dictate what a land use should be.” SLE said an integrated…

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    Green-fingered pupils plant trees for their forest school

    Pupils at Greenford Church of England Primary School in Maiden Newtonhelped plant 240 trees for their forest school area. Forest school is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education. Every child at Greenford School planted a tree on the school grounds.…

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    Tree company gives away free Christmas trees

    KEIGHLEY Tree Services has again donated free Christmas trees to local organisations. The company on Halifax Road, Cross Roads, asked customers to nominate worthy causes on its Facebook page, and attracted dozens of suggestions. This year’s beneficiaries are Stanbury Village School, Lees Primary School, Cancer Support Keighley and Haworth Riding…

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    Trees ‘may have been removed’ by developer which chopped down giant redwood by mistake

    A developer has been asked not to remove any more trees after it felled a 160-year-old giant redwood ‘by mistake’. A joint investigation by Swansea Council and Natural Resources Wales is underway after the protected tree was felled without permission. The tree, which was on land in Penllergaer, has been reduced to just a…

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    Jensen’s growth continues with new dealers in Scotland & East England

    Arb professionals across the UK are set to see even more from Jensen woodchippers over the coming months, with exciting new dealer appointments in the East of England and Scotland formalised recently. Constantly growing both in awareness and popularity, the Jensen brand is synonymous with quality, power and longevity, developed…

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    7 of the most breathtaking forests in the world

    As a company full of forest fanatics, Husqvarna is somewhat of an authority when it comes to assessing the quirks, beauty and uniqueness the world’s forests have to offer. They’ve put their helmets together with Pro Landscaper to come up with seven of the most breathtaking which are well worth a visit.…

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    250 trees saved using enriched biochar and deep-soil decompaction

    A total of 250 trees have been saved by applying enriched biochar to the roots by Geo-Injector since 2017.   Apex Soil Solutions, the Ringwood-based tree health business, has successfully treated 250 trees using its deep-soil Geo-Injector and Carbon Gold’s enriched biochar products, Tree Soil Improver and Tree Fertiliser, since collaborating in 2017.  …

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    National Tree Week: new trees planted at West Ham Park

    City of London Corporation staff, Friends of West Ham Park and local volunteers will plant 1,250 shrubs and 38 trees at West Ham Park. This is to take place during national Tree Week on 24 November – 2 December.   The trees will be a mix of Willow, European Hornbeam…

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    Tree planting in UK ‘must double to tackle climate change’

    Tree planting must double by 2020 as part of radical changes to land use in the UK, according to the government’s advisers on climate change. New forests would lock up carbon but also help to limit the more frequent floods expected with global warming. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said land…

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    The Woodland Trust new scheme helps protect trees from pests and diseases

    The Woodland Trust is asking people across the UK to make sure any trees put into the ground are from – and have been grown on – home soil. The charity has created an accreditation scheme to highlight nurseries selling UK trees. This new scheme means that tree planters and garden…

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    Green-tech protect 29,500 trees at East Midlands quarry

    Bantycock Quarry, a gypsum quarry operated by Saint-Gobain Formula has recently undergone a tremendous revival to preserve the environment and create an ideal habitat for a diverse range of wildlife. Glendale, a professional green service company who manage and maintain green environments were awarded the contract to regenerate 25 acres…

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