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    • Avant

      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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    • Wales

      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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    • Pro Landscaper Business Awards

      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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    • ideverde

      idverde acquires KJT Group

      idverde today confirmed the acquisition of KJT Group, an established provider of grounds maintenance, arboriculture and traffic management services in South West England. The company is also an accredited training centre for LANTRA Awards, CITB site safety awareness and ROLO (Registration of Land Based Operatives). Based in Devon, KJT Group…

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    • Forst

      Först opens Doncaster depot

      Wood chipper manufacturer Först has expanded its UK operation. It is opening a new 10,000 square foot depot in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, following a period of growth. The new depot will have a sales team presence to provide service to customers in the north of England. The facility will also…

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    • Elmstar Machinery

      Star dealership on board with Jensen in Devon

      Momentum continues to grow behind the Jensen brand this year with the appointment of another brand-new dealer in the South West. Elmstar Machinery will be responsible for sales, service, parts and hire of Jensen woodchippers in Devon. Elmstar has been trading for 10 years in 2019, celebrating its 10-year anniversary…

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    • Ground Control

      Ground Control create woodland

      Ground Control are to plant over 22,000 trees in response to ongoing efforts to grow woodland cover. Billericay-based Ground Control are to create 22 acres of woodland in Essex. Benefits of this include removing CO2 from the atmosphere and driving forward conservation. The 22 acres will include of 22,734 native…

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    • Bill Johnston and Tom Brown

      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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      Arborist Harness Guide

      In 2016 the Tree Care Industry Association (TICA) found a total of 92 tree care related fatalities. Of these, the most common injury in 2016 was due to a fall (48 injuries with 26 fatalities) and this trend has remained unchanged since 2013. A 2017 study by The Arboricultural Association…

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    • Green-tech

      Another record breaking year in Green-tech’s 24 year history

      Leading landscape supplier Green-tech is celebrating a bumper year since its formation in 1994. Green-tech has enjoyed 12 consecutive record-breaking months; a first for the company. February was the ultimate high when they achieved an unprecedented £1.6 million of sales. The company is expecting to end their financial year with…

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    • unimog

      Greenworx branches out with Mercedes-Benz Unimog

      Tree surgery and ground clearance contractor Greenworx is going for growth, after acquiring its first Mercedes-Benz Unimog. The versatile off-road truck is more than paying its way by performing the work of several other vehicles – it can power a range of attached implements and combines the rough terrain capability…

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    • burleys

      Burleys arb team finishes Surrey council job ahead of schedule

      Burleys arboriculture team completed a project removing and reducing roadside trees for Surrey County Council a day ahead of schedule – thanks to hard graft and dedicated teamwork. The division was asked to reduce and fell a number of London planes, limes and Norway maple trees to enable the council,…

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    • dedham

      Debham Vale Tree Surgery Choose Timberwolf

      Dedham Vale Tree Surgery have used Timberwolf’s range of wood chippers extensively, utilising their power and performance. Offering a comprehensive range of tree surgery services across South Suffolk and North Essex, Dedham Vale Tree Surgery’s priority is client satisfaction, from initial visit to completion. Harry Adams, company founder of Dedham…

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    • burton

      Burton has fewest trees in county due to ‘brewing past’

      Burton has fewer trees than other towns and cities in Staffordshire – despite being in the National Forest, it has emerged. Although Burton describes itself as the “gateway to the National Forest“, county council bosses say it still has fewer trees, with one possible reason being due to the town’s brewing…

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