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    • GreenBlue Urban launches showroom

      GreenBlue Urban has announced that it is launching its first ever showroom in Farringdon, London. They announced it at Clerkenwell Design Week and it will be located at 117 St John’s Road, EC1V 4Ja.  The London based showroom will be the only place in the UK to showcase a range…

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      GreenMech launches Evo 165 at The Arb Show 2019

      GreenMech has launched its new woodchipper series, the EVO 165 at The ARB Show. Designed in direct response to industry demands to deliver more aggressive torque, more powerful bite and more throughput. Its wide infeed chute, together with twin horizontal rollers and GreenMech’s ‘No-Stress’ control system mean the Evo 165…

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    • National Rail

      Network Rail to remove trees along railway

      Network Rail will be carrying out work to remove trees and vegetation between Haymarket and Dalmeny between now and August. With 2,600 miles of track and more than a half a million trees growing lineside across the Scottish railway network, managing lineside vegetation is both a full-time job and one…

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    • Oak Processionary Moth

      Public urged to report Oak Processionary Moth caterpillar sightings

      People in London and the South East of England are being reminded to report sightings of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) caterpillars, which could be damaging oak trees in their area. Any sightings should be reported to the Forestry Commission via its Tree Alert online form. Or, people can email opm@forestrycommission.gov.uk…

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    • Government delivers new £10m fund to plant over 130,000 urban trees

      A new £10 million plan will see more than 130,000 trees planted across England’s towns and cities, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced on Sunday 19 May. Through the Urban Tree Challenge Fund, grants will be made available over the next two years to green urban areas and help meet the…

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    • Arb Show

      Pro Arb at the Arb Show

      There is nothing like the Arb Show to bring arborists together, and many are expecting this year’s inspirational event to attract a record number of visitors. The Arb Show 2019 takes place on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May, and will be held once again at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.…

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    • Young people forest

      Young people to plant first trees of pioneering new forest

      Hundreds of young people gathered on a former coal mine site as they planted the first trees of Britain’s first Young People’s Forest. The Woodland Trust is in the process of buying Mead – the site of the former Lodge House opencast colliery – near Heanor, Derbyshire. It is empowering…

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    • Tree of the year

      Tree of the year nominations open

      The Woodland Trust is searching for the most loved, visually stunning tree, with the most fascinating story, for Tree of the Year 2019. Now in its sixth year, Tree of the Year highlights and celebrates special trees across the UK. A tree may be a village’s oldest inhabitant, a founding…

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    • Ash dieback

      Ash dieback is predicted to cost £15 billion in Britain

      A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, Fera Science, Sylva Foundation and the Woodland Trust has calculated the true economic cost of ash dieback. The predictions have been published in Current Biology. The total cost of ash dieback to the UK is estimated to be £15 billionHalf of…

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    • hs2

      Woodland Trust supports calls to halt HS2 site clearance

      The Woodland Trust has welcomed calls by more than 40 local councils to stop advance site clearance for HS2. Buckinghamshire County Council, Aylesbury Vale District Council and Chiltern District Council as well as 41 town and parish councils along the route of the first phase of the project, from London…

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    • ArborRaft Tree Planting system

      Green-tech supply urban tree planting materials for Manchester traffic island

      Leading landscape supplier Green-tech was called in to assist Newbrook Gardening Services with the planting of two established trees in urban Manchester.  Salford council commissioned a new traffic island on Cromwell Road in Salford; which was designed to stop vehicle access. Argyle NW Construction was the contractor and invited Newbrook…

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    • Climate change

      Professional Foresters have major role in helping combat climate change

      Professional foresters will have a vital role when it comes to meeting the recommendations made today (Thursday 02 May) by the Committee on Climate Change for the UK to be carbon free by 2050, according to the Institute of Chartered Foresters. Members of the Institute are already working with private…

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    • Elm trees planted across Adur to attract endangered butterfly

      Twenty elm trees have been planted across Adur in Sompting Recreation Ground, Malthouse Meadow in Sompting, Lancing Manor Park and Shoreham’s Buckingham Park in a bid to encourage the rare White-letter Hairstreak to return to this area. The butterfly has been struggling since its natural food source, the elm tree, was wiped out by Dutch Elm disease…

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    • Beavers flood management

      Beavers to be used in a trial for natural flood management

      Forestry England has brought a pair of Eurasian beavers from Scotland to Cropton Forest in Yorkshire for a revolutionary trial in natural flood management.  Spanning five years the trial will assess will the impact of the beavers’ activity on the long-term sustainability and maintenance of the “slowing the flow” artificial…

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    • UK Space Agency

      The UK Space Agency will tackle illegal deforestation

      The UK Space Agency will tackle certain environmental issues with space-based solutions. This package of space-based solutions will tackle problems many problems including illegal deforestation. The new register of specialist products and services delivered by UK space organisations and funded by UK aid, includes innovative ways to tackle issues in…

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