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      ICF Fellow Wins CIEEM Medal

      Dr Keith Kirby FICFor has been awarded the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management’s (CIEEM) Institute Medal. Dr Kirby, a Woodland Ecologist at Oxford University, has been awarded the honour in recognition of his contribution to driving forward woodland ecology. Regarded by his peers as the ‘oracle on woodlands’, Dr Kirby’s…

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      Ground-based Forestry & Arboricultural Operations – Refresher Training

      The Lantra Awards suite of refresher modules covering ground-based forestry & arboricultural operations will refresh operators with the appropriate techniques and underpinning knowledge to ensure that they continue to be confident when working within forestry, arboriculture or allied industries.It will also ensure awareness of current health and safety legislation and…

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    • Carlton

      Carlton Stump Grinders take the ‘grind’ out of the job

      After you’ve felled a 125ft tall triple stem Lime tree the resultant stump needs the best equipment to clear it away and John Stenning of Canadian Roots Tree Surgery always hires the best – a Carlton from Orange Plant.  John is a qualified tree surgeon and has traded as Canadian…

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    • tree

      Awards for ‘true masters’ of their trade

      Two exceptional foresters who are true masters of their trade have been recognised by the Royal Forestry Society for their continuous work in woodlands over many decades. In Leicestershire, Brian Lewin, 79, has received an award after an astonishing 60 years working with Rockingham Estate woodlands. In Oxfordshire, Tim Sheldon, 54, received an Award…

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      Tree rings give scientists info on weather conditions hundreds of years ago

      If you want to know how the weather has been along the East Coast for the last 1,000 years or so, ask David W. Stahle of the University of Arkansas. For more than 30 years, Stahle has been venturing into the swamps of coastal Virginia searching for the oldest bald…

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    • Wyevale

      Wyevale Nurseries re-brands for a ‘customer driven era’

      Wyevale Nurseries has unveiled its new branding, logo and website this month (July, 2014) to capitalise on its rich heritage and to appeal to the modern buyer. The company says it is bringing its image very much into the 21st century while also building on the knowledge and expertise developed…

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      Corniehaugh ‘consultation update’ meeting

      Forestry Commission Scotland is to hold a consultation update day next month (Wednesday 16 July) to outline its management plan for Corniehaugh in the Deveron valley, Rothiemay. The ‘drop-in’ session at Rothiemay village hall will run from 1.30pm to 7pm and the draft land management plan for the site will…

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    • forestry

      The Great British Forestry Question

      In 2012 the Forestry Commission shelved plans to sell the forests and woodlands that form the public forested estate in England. The proposal clearly touched a nerve and exposed the British love affair with trees. It also exposed the level to which forestry in Britain, and the commercial forestry sector in…

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      Family of 89-year-old widow express anger at ‘unbearable’ tree problem

      THE family of an 89-year-old widow locked in a battle with the council over the removal of a tree threatening to destroy her home have said the problem is now ‘unbearable’. A 35ft-tall tree has uprooted the life of Hilda Wheaton, of The Normans, Wexham – with the maple causing…

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    • Timberwolf

      New road towable hydraulic chippers from Timberwolf

      This powerful compact machine will outperform the rest of its class and hold its value for years to come. The Timberwolf TW 240TDHB(t) is the latest innovative, feature rich next generation wood chipper from the market leading wood chipper and shredder experts. The 270 degree turntable with multiple locking positions…

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    • investment

      How tree investment schemes aren’t always what they seem

      If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Many people seem to forget this maxim when investing. In recent years, there has been a spate of unregulated ‘green’ investment schemes. These ‘guarantee’ returns of 13% per annum or more, and claim to save the planet, but how true…

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    • road

      Delight after inspector dismisses road building plan

      Residents are celebrating after an inspector overturned an appeal by an independent school to put a new access road through a row of mature trees. Neighbours of Hymers College in Hull campaigned against the plans which would have seen a huge horse chestnut, believed to predate the school, felled and…

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    • Arb Show

      Changes in soil management in relation to the new British Standard 8545

      Arboricultural Association – Thames & Chiltern Branch, presented by Dr Glynn Percival of Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory. It has been widely recognised that a significant proportion of new tree planting fails to survive to maturity. The Trees in Towns II report highlighted that as much as 20% of all planting…

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      10 remarkable trees in Manchester city centre

      Stop and take a look around. There’s more to Manchester city centre than just buildings. When you look around Manchester city centre what do you see? Shops, busy streets, Big issue sellers and a Starbucks every 100 yards. And how could we forget those ‘living statues’ painted head to toe…

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    • orchard

      Quadron Services and volunteers restore community orchard

      Grounds maintenance company, Quadron Services was delighted to work in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council, Loughborough in Bloom, Transition Loughborough, local residents and volunteers to plant eight new apple trees for the Community Orchard at Gorse Covert Hill, Loughborough. Quadron’s Horticultural Development Manager, Nicola Clarke, was pleased to be able…

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