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    LCGD celebrates by planting trees with the NHS Forest

    The London College of Garden Design (LCGD) has committed to plant trees to celebrate every student that graduates from one of their diploma courses in the future.  As students prepare for graduation this week LCGD will be donating a tree for each of their 50 students who are graduating from the Garden…

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    Confor urges industry to look ahead as Scottish targets are smashed

    More than 10,000 hectares of new woodland have been planted in Scotland for the first time in almost 20 years. Confor has welcomed the figures – 11,200 hectares of new planting, up from 7,100 the previous year – and called on the forestry industry to maintain the momentum and drive…

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    Atlantic Woodland Alliance to save Scotland’s rainforest

    Some of Scotland’s largest nature conservation organisations are coming together in a bid to save the country’s dwindling rainforests – found on the west coast from Wester Ross down to Argyll. Members of the Atlantic Woodland Alliance have gathered at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh for the launch of a…

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    Plan to save 60 million trees from ash dieback

    A four-point plan to fight ash dieback, the deadliest threat to the UK’s trees since Dutch Elm disease, has been launched in Leicestershire. Ash dieback was first recorded in the UK in 2012, with only a small fraction of trees proving resistant. The Tree Council, Fera Science Limited, and the…

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    Avant launches new products as part of 10m investment plan

    Sales have grown steadily for Avant over the last decade. Main reasons for the success are a large market area with a continuously developing modular product range. Avant’s Vice President for production Saku Vastamäki says: “The current investment plan is about €10m. Our target is to increase weekly production by…

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    A Guide to Chainsaw Maintenance

    Making sure tools are safe and fit for purpose is essential. Paul George has some handy guidance to get the job done. Chainsaws are highly powerful tools for carrying out some seriously tough jobs. Whether you are managing woodland or dismantling a dangerous tree, a chainsaw is one of the…

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    New era dawning for forest operations in Wales

    Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has told the timber industry that big changes are afoot in the way timber operations are managed in Wales. Clare Pillman, Chief Executive of NRW, says that recent high-profile issues in its commercial timber department will soon be a thing of the past and that it…

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    Report heralds major changes to NRW timber ops

    Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is making major changes to its commercial timber operations after publication of an independent report. NRW called in experts, Grant Thornton, to review its processes and procedures after its accounts were “qualified” for three years running by the Wales Audit Office. Grant Thornton’s report, published on…

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    Winners announced! | Pro Landscaper Business Awards

    Pro Arb’s sister publication Pro Landscaper has announced the winners of the second-ever Pro Landscaper Business Awards. Highlighting the industry’s leading landscaping companies, the awards took place today at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, London. Now with over 15 categories, there were more opportunities than ever to shine a light…

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    Focus on you: The People of FutureScape Spring

    With the focus on people, tech and sustainability at FutureScape Spring, the spotlight shines across the seminar programme, putting the landscape’s key influencers, leaders and heroes front of stage, just for you. You’ve come to expect a high calibre of thought-provoking, inspirational and ground-breaking speakers, experts and topics from FutureScape.…

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    Makita launches more 36V cordless chainsaws

    Twin 18V batteries equals 36V optimum power output35cm and 40cm bar lengthsCaptive nuts and chain adjustment system mirrors engine chainsaw systems Makita chainsaws are renowned amongst forestry professionals for power, performance, reliability and great value. The new Makita DUC355Z and DUC405Z twin 18V Brushless LXT Chainsaws supply energy to the powerful…

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    More than £1 million spent in five years clearing fly-tipping sites

    The Woodland Trust’s bill for clearing up the mess across its woods in 2018 was £200,000, an annual cost which has risen by £70,000 over the past five years. . Since 2014, the total cost of clearance – including routine litter picking and fly-tipping – has risen to £1.1 million. In 2018, there were 1,290…

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    Game of Thrones: Gale winds destroy trees made famous by HBO show

    A tree made famous by the HBO show Game of Thrones has been uprooted due to gale force winds. The Dark Hedges, a tunnel of beech trees which prominently featured in season two, are located in Northern Ireland, on the Bregagh Road near Armoy. The location was hit by 60mph…

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    Ancient Tree Forum summer conference – book now

    The Ancient Tree Forum (ATF) will be holding its summer conference in Sherwood Forest. It will be on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 June 2019 and booking is now open. Morning talks will take place at the Clumber Park Hotel in Worksop. The conference will include a visit to the…

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    AA bikers on biosecurity mission

    A group of four Arboricultural Association (AA) members have recently cycled from the Severn estuary in Gloucestershire to the Houses of Parliament. This was to deliver information about the importance of biosecurity to government.The epic bike ride was to mark the official release of the AA’s Guidance Note 2: Application…

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