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    • Marlow Ropes

      Static LSK: A Design of Compromises

      Paul Dyer of Marlow Ropes, looks at the aspects of great product design ,and why the manufacture and design of a good quality static rope is often an exercise in compromise. Many of the requirements the rope must meet are achieved at the expense of another desirable property. For this…

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    • foresters

      New guidance for foresters on protecting water quality

      Protecting the water environment during forest operations is the focus of a new Forestry Commission Practice Guide. Providing advice to forest managers, planners, practitioners and supervisors on how forest operations should be planned and managed to protect the water environment, the guide will help ensure that they comply with the…

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    • Tree planting

      Boost for new tree planting in north of England

      The UK Forestry Minister says he is “keen to explore” options for a Forestry Investment Zone (FIZ) in Northumberland – in a move which could help deliver a “step change in tree planting” in northern England. David Rutley MP was responding to calls for a FIZ in the county in…

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    • Tree Aid

      TREE AID launches three-month appeal

      Environmental and international development charity, TREE AID, today launches a three-month appeal with proceeds doubled by the UK government. With the support the UK public, the She Grows appeal will help people reverse the effects of deforestation and climate change in the drylands of Africa. The UK government will match…

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    • Wildlife Trust

      The Wildlife Trusts calls for nature’s recovery in latest campaign

      Sir David Attenborough, Stephen Fry, Catherine Tate, Alison Steadman and Asim Chaudhry have backed a new campaign from The Wildlife Trusts. It calls for a wilder future and for nature’s recovery in the UK. The conservationist and actors have starring roles in a new The Wind in the Willows film trailer. It…

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    • Woodland Trust Volunteers

      Ancient Tree Inventory project confirms largest collection of oak trees in Europe

      Conservation charity the Woodland Trust is challenging people across the UK to find and map ancient trees. This is after its Ancient Tree Inventory project helped confirm the biggest collection of ancient oak trees in Europe.  Staff at Blenheim Park have been surveying oak trees for several years, and have…

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    • Sheffield

      Diseased street trees in Sheffield to be removed

      A small number of diseased street trees in Sheffield will need to be removed in coming weeks to restrict the spread of a potentially destructive disease called Phytophthora Plurivora. Twenty lime trees on Whitley Wood Road were recently tested by Amey after displaying distinctive signs of disease which, if left,…

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    • GreenMech

      GreenMech to launch new woodchipper at The Arb Show

      The ARB Show will see a new product launch from GreenMech that is set to be the next evolution of woodchippers. Visitors to stands C8/9 and D8/9 will be the first to see the brand-new machine, which promises to extend GreenMech’s portfolio in the arb sector.Alongside this, other highlights will…

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    • Marwell zoo

      New woodland area to be planted at Marwell Zoo

      A new woodland area is being planted at Marwell Zoo. It will provide a source of nutritious food for its animals and expand the native habitat for local wildlife. The Woodlands Trust has been working with Hampshire conservation charity Marwell Wildlife to plant more than 7,000 trees on its farmland. This will benefit…

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    • Call for climbing arborists to complete research survey

      Do you climb trees as part of your job? If so, please complete a straightforward five-minute survey, which is part of a major research project that will benefit climbers around the world. The survey can be accessed here and the results will be used in the Biomechanics of the Tree Climber project.…

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    • Perennial

      Perennial launches online budgeting tool

      In 2018, Perennial helped people in horticulture access nearly £4 million in financial assistance. A recent financial wellbeing survey of working-age people found that 94% worry about money. Of this group over three quarters say it impacts their work. Less than half of employees surveyed had a financial plan and…

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    • Husqvarna

      Husqvarna launches leisurewear range

      Husqvarna has broadened its portfolio adding its first ever leisurewear collection – Husqvarna Xplorer. Designed specifically for outdoor enthusiasts – the new collection features a range of bags and clothing for all year use, as well as special garments for autumn and winter, and includes pieces for both men and…

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    • Green Blue Urban

      GreenBlue Urban publish Edition 9 – The New Design Guide

      GreenBlue Urban have announced the publication of Edition 9 – The Urban Tree Planting Design Guide. The comprehensive publication contains: – · Updated product information· A wealth of technical information to assist with best practice tree planting· Global case studies · Tree species selection · Research to support the soil…

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    • National Tree Officers Conference 2019

      National Tree Officers Conference 2019 – call for presentations now open

      National Tree Officers Conference 2019 – Call for Presentations Now OpenBuilding on the success of the last three conferences, the fourth National Tree Officer’s Conference is being organised by the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA), the Municipal Tree Officers Association (MTOA) and facilitated by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF).…

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    • Tree giveaway

      Woodland Trust hits free tree milestone

      Woodland Trust hits free tree milestone, and 61,755 of these trees will be planted by 356 organisations throughout Wales this planting season. The Woodland Trust will give away one million trees to schools and communities for the first time in a single season, with the millionth tree hitting the ground…

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