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      Forestry industry must seize climate change opportunity

      Climate change targets will not be met without a significant increase in tree planting and far greater use of timber in construction. That was the clear message from Lord Deben, Chair of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), when he addressed the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry (APPGF) today. He…

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      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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    • Ancient Tree Forum

      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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    • Biosecurity

      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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    • Woodland's Trust

      Record support for Woodland Trust’s Campaign

      More than 28,000 people have added their voice to a Woodlands Trust’s campaign. It opposes the destruction of at least 19 ancient woodlands for Phase 2b of the environmentally caustic project. It’s the largest number of responses the charity has seen for one of its campaigns to protect woods under…

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      Digital chainsaw academy

      Husqvarna has launched a digital chainsaw academy. The online resource includes step-by-step guides, animations and videos. It contains guidelines on chainsaw usage with a focus on how to fell a tree. The academy aims to increase awareness of safety aspects of chainsaw use.Husqvarna stressed that chainsaw safety training with a…

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    • Free app aids fungi identification

      Tim Moya Associates has released a free app to help identify tree-related fungi and supplement tree inspections. The app covers the main tree/fungi associations relevant to tree health and safety in the UK. TMA Fungi allows the user to search by tree species and narrow down a search to the…

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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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      Makita announces smart heated jackets

      Makita UK has added new, high visibility, Heated Jackets to the LXT and CXT ranges. In a cold and bleak wintertime these jackets and vests will provide a new level of comfort and protection. They join an already extensive range of black heated outdoor wear. The jacket features five heat…

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    • ECHO 58v chainsaw

      Cutting it with battery power: The new ECHO 58V battery chainsaw

      ECHO has introduced an all-new 58V battery chainsaw to their growing range of lithium ion outdoor power equipment.The CS-58V4AH has the cutting performance of its petrol counterparts, with the additional benefits of battery power.  Low noise and low vibration are immediately evident in this effortless yet powerful product. It makes…

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      Guidance offered to help tree planting schemes

      Farmers are being offered help to improve tree planting schemes to make them more effective at capturing airborne ammonia and reducing air pollution. Developed as part of a research programme funded by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the new ammonia capture package includes advice on which tree species will…

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      Tree planting in UK ‘must double to tackle climate change’

      Government advisers call for radical changes, including turning farmland into forests Tree planting must double by 2020 as part of radical changes to land use in the UK, according to the government’s advisers on climate change. New forests would lock up carbon but also help to limit the more frequent…

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      Forestry Commission act on tree pest detected in Kent

      The Forestry Commission is acting on the tree pest eight-toothed spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) which has been discovered in Kent Woodland managers, land owners, the forest industry and tree nurseries that supply mature conifer specimens are being urged to remain vigilant after the Forestry Commission identified a breeding population of…

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    • landowners

      Landowners stress they want less interference over what trees to plant where

      Scottish Land & Estates – which represents landowners, rural businesses and rural professionals – said it wants greater acknowledgement from the government that there will be “conflicts around land use choices.” It fears the development of combined strategies “which dictate what a land use should be.” SLE said an integrated…

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