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      Thousands of infected larch trees to be felled

      A road is to be built into a forest in Carmarthenshire and thousands of trees cut down. The larch trees, like many others in Wales, have fallen prey to a disease called Phytophthora ramorum which can cause fatal lesions on a tree’s trunk. Spores are also released which infect neighbouring…

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      Seven million trees to line HS2

      HS2 has set out plans to plant seven million new trees and shrubs along the 216km phase one route between London and Birmingham. Bat houses and newt ponds will also line the route. The ‘green corridor’ plan, with new wildlife habitats, native woodlands and community spaces, is designed to lessen…

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      New UK pest destroying the nation’s elm trees

      As part of local plant recording activity carried out by experienced amateurs in Surrey, plant samples were sent to the RBGE – one of a UK-wide network of environment-related organisations working together to tackle plant health issues – for identification. When an elm specialist examined the samples, the distinctive feeding…

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      Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity

      The Arboricultural Association has announced the full line up of 34 speaker sessions for the 52nd National Amenity Conference titled – Soils & Trees – Standing your Ground. The schedule includes 10 prominent international speakers, who will take delegates on narrative journey through soil science and trees, and help us…

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      Ecoplug Max prevents re-growth in Yorkshire

      Martin Lingard, Contracts Manager for Lowther Forestry, has reported that ICL’s Ecoplug Max is helping him manage an extensive tree and shrub clearance project throughout Yorkshire with the use of the Ecoplug Max. Lowther Forestry – a nationwide forestry, landscaping and fencing contractor was established in 1979 and now has…

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      Stihl adds to Workwear range

      STIHL has expanded its range of high-visibility workwear that offers professionals the very best in comfort and mobility. The new lightweight MS Protect cut protective high-visibility jacket and trousers -both available in different sizes – provide professionals with freedom of movement, and are ideal for a range of applications including…

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      Scotland’s largest cities to combat climate change with tree planting

      Scotland’s four largest cities must improve coastal defences and should consider planting thousands of trees to combat the effects of climate change by 2050, according to a new report. People living in most of the world’s cities face problems caused by rising temperatures including heatwaves, flooding, water shortages and blackouts by…

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      Search is on for the Tree of the Year 2018

      Members of the public are being asked to nominate the UK’s most treasured trees in a contest to promote their protection. The Woodland Trust has launched the 2018 Tree of the Year competition to find the nation’s favourite trees which have played a role in history, communities or people’s individual…

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      Thousands of new trees in Manchester schools to help learning and mental health

      A Greater Manchester charity is on a mission to plant tens of thousands of trees in primary and secondary schools across the region. City of Trees pledged to plant a total of three million saplings across Greater Manchester, one for every man, woman and child. 15,000 of those will be…

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      Sheffield Council pay £700,000 in compensation over delays to tree-felling

      A council in England has been forced to pay £700,000 in compensation over the delays to its controversial tree-felling strategy, which campaigners claim is seeing healthy trees cut down unnecessarily. Sheffield Council paid the money to its highways maintenance contractor Amey after the disruption in 2017 contributed to delays to…

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      14 million new trees planted in Scotland

      Around 14 million new trees were planted in Scotland last year with £33m paid to landowners to create new woodland. Most of the new trees can be found in the south of Scotland (28 per cent), with Perth, Argyll and Highland also sharing the growth in forestry. Forestry Enterprise Scotland…

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      The UK government tree champion: What’s his role?

      Environment secretary Michael Gove has appointed the UK’s first tree champion to support the government’s pledge to plant over 11 million trees, as well as to unite local leaders and councils to prevent the unnecessary felling of the carbon dioxide-inhalers. The appointment of Sir William Worsley has been welcomed by…

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      104 trees could be felled for Ed Sheeran concert crowd

      Ed Sheeran was previously set to perform an open air concert in Germany this summer, however a high volume of trees may have put a spanner in the works. The popular musician was hoping to perform in Düsseldorf on July 22 and 85,000 tickets have already been sold. But the…

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      Perennial launches online budgeting tool to help manage finances

      Perennial, the UK horticulture industry’s charity, has launched an online budgeting tool to help people understand their financial position and plan ahead. As the cost of living continues to rise beyond that of economic recovery, more and more people working across the UK horticulture sector are struggling to make ends meet, or are unable…

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      Tree project for Shoreham launches

      The Shoreham Society is launching a new project with the aim of bringing more trees to the town. The idea came from Rosslyn Road residents, who recently planted nine new trees. The society thinks this could be done in other parts of the town and has begun by considering possible…

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