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      10 things you never knew about oak trees

      In celebration of Oak Apple Day on 29 May, below is a round up of the top 10 things you probably didn’t know about the great tree. 1. The oak had been the badge of Charles II after he had hidden inside one at Boscobel after defeat by the Roundheads…

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      Royal Forestry Society welcomes new government strategy

      The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) welcomes the Government’s Tree Health Resilience Strategy published 29 May 2018 outlining a National Action Plan to build the resilience of our trees, woods and forests to pests and diseases. As a member of the Tree Health Group, the RFS was among organisations consulted by…

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    • oldest

      Oldest Euronpean tree found to be having growth spurt

      A Heldreich’s pine discovered in southern Italy has been thriving in a remote part of a national park for 1,230 years. A craggy pine tree growing in southern Italy is 1,230 years old, making it the oldest tree in Europe that has been scientifically dated. Moreover, the ancient pine seems to be…

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    • protect

      New quarantine proposals to protect England’s trees

      Environment Secretary launches first Tree Health Resilience Strategy to protect England’s trees from pests and diseases for generations to come. Proposals to consult industry on new quarantine arrangements for high-risk plants are among the measures set out Friday 25 May in the Government’s plan to protect the UK’s precious trees. Currently quarantine…

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    • Emissions

      NRMM emissions explained

      Paul George takes a closer look at the EU’s new NRMM emissions regulation, explaining what it aims to do and how it will affect NRMM users In its bid to improve air quality on the continent, the EU has amended its previous regulations for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) emissions –…

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    • Sheffield

      New Sheffield cabinet member listens to views on street tree replacement

      The new cabinet member responsible for the environment and street scene portfolio at Sheffield City Council is making the most of his first day in post by meeting with those involved in, and with views on, the Streets Ahead programme. Councillor Lewis Dagnall, whose position on the cabinet was officially…

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    • Oak

      The Action Oak Partnership launches at Chelsea Flower Show

      A major new campaign to protect the UK’s mighty oak trees from threats including pests and diseases has been officially launched at the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show by Lord Gardiner, Defra’s Biosecurity Minister. The Action Oak Partnership – made up of charities, environmental organisations and landowners – is seeking to raise £15 million…

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    • Forst

      N & J Tree Services chooses exceptional quality of Först

      N & J Tree Services has expanded its fleet of Först woodchippers by purchasing two XR8’s, after recognising the high-quality standards offered by the manufacturers’ range of robust machinery. Recognised as a leading specialist arboricultural company, N & J Tree Services provides professional tree care services for motorways, councils and…

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    • Manchester

      Putting a price on Greater Manchester’s trees and woods

      Ambitious i-Tree Eco research project to be undertaken supporting the development of the Northern Forest. City of Trees is leading on the ‘All Our Trees’ initiative which will see a monetary value put on Greater Manchester’s trees and woods. Using the state of the art i-Tree Eco software system, developed…

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    • Hyde

      High value trees in Hyde Park

      New research and report by Treeconomics values the benefits of the trees in Hyde Park as having an amenity asset value of a staggering £173 million. London’s Hyde Park is known all over the world and attracts over 12.8million visitors each year. The magnificent London Plane trees present in the…

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    • Stihl

      Stihl launches dedicated new dealer website

      STIHL has launched a website dedicated to potential new dealers, highlighting the manufacturer’s commitment to its retail network and simplifying the application process for new partners. The new website has been specifically designed to showcase the benefits of becoming a STIHL dealer and offers insight into the tools dealers can…

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    • 30

      Calling all arborists – The 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018 awards are open for entries

      Join the exclusive club of award-winning individuals recognised for their contribution to the arboriculture industry. Enter the only awards heralding young talent within the arboriculture industry. Winning a 30 Under 30: The Next Generation award offers up-and-coming arborists a vast range of benefits including; industry recognition, networking opportunities, and coverage…

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    • A56

      New street trees unveiled along A56 as part of regeneration scheme

      20 trees including cherry, field maple and sweetgum have been planted as part of a £2 million Bury New Road regeneration programme. As part of the Bury Council led programme the new street trees have been planted to help tackle surface water flooding, as well as improve the look and…

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    • Peatland

      Grants for Peatlands Restoration

      A new injection of £10m of government money will help restore more than 10,000 football pitches-worth of England’s iconic peatlands. Peat bogs and fens are important habitats that provide food and shelter for wildlife, help with flood management, improve water quality and play a part in climate regulation. The new…

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    • Fit

      Green space generates £34bn in health benefits says FIT

      Latest research from the charity group Fields in Trust (FIT) has revealed how parks and green spaces across the UK provide over £34bn in health and wellbeing benefits. The report calculates that parks provide a total economic value to each person in the UK of just over £30 per year. The actual…

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