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      Makita’s New 4-Stroke Telescopic Pole Chainsaw Extends To 5 Metres

      The latest professional pole-saw recently added to the expanding Makita Outdoor Power Equipment range extends telescopically to enable branches up to five metres above ground to be lopped with ease. The new Makita EY2650H pole expands from 2.72-metres to 3.92-metres making this the longest pole-saw on the market. The aluminium…

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    • Biophilic

      BIRMINGHAM TO BECOME A BIOPHILIC CITY

      Birmingham City Council has signed up to full membership of the new global green cities group – the Biophilic Cities Network. Making the announcement at the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ recent Trees, People and the Built Environment (TPBE II) conference, the council’s climate change and sustainability manager Nick Grayson explained…

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    • AshTag

      Public asked to help survey health of ash trees using AshTag

      The Living Ash Project is asking members of the public to report information about the health of ash trees. They are especially interested in those that may have some tolerance to the disease that is threatening Britain’s second most common broadleaved tree – Chalara ash dieback. The Living Ash Project…

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    • Pontfadog oak

      Fallen Pontfadog oak gene plan moves a step forward

      Plans to clone a 1,200-year-old Pontfadog oak tree which was toppled by strong winds a year ago have taken a step forward. Tree experts have successfully grafted cuttings from the Pontfadog Oak, which was reputed to be one of the UK’s oldest and largest oaks. The cuttings were taken with…

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    • trees

      The Future of London’s Trees – exploring opportunities, overcoming barriers

      Location: Garden Museum (next to Lambeth Palace SE1 7LB) When: April 30 2014 – 6.30 – 8.30pm Programme The Role of Trees in London’s Landscape What has influenced tree planting in the past? How have design attitudes to trees evolved and changed? Speaker. Robert Huxford, Director, Urban Landscape Group. Trees…

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    • Civic Trees

      £25,000 TREE PLANTING PROJECT UNDERWAY IN LONDON BY CIVIC TREES

      Civic Trees, part of the national green spaces company Glendale, is undertaking a major urban tree planting project in the London borough of Brent. The £25,000 contract for the planting programme is with Brent Council and forms part of the council’s plans for enhancing the A5 Cricklewood Broadway. 39 London…

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    • Larch trees

      750,000 larch trees replace felled disease woodland

      More than 750,000 larch trees have been planted across Wales over the past 18 months to replace those felled due to disease, says Natural Resources Wales. Surveys in 2013 found the disease had spread more quickly than expected after a wet and warm winter better allowed the spores to travel…

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    • ICF

      New Council Members for ICF

      The Insitute of Chartered Foresters’ (ICF) AGM took place on Wednesday 2nd April, in Birmingham, and saw 5 new Councillors elected. New faces on the ICF Council include Institute Fellows Jonathan Baker, Huw Davies and Sharon Hosegood, and Professional Members Michael Carroll, and Tracy Clarke. The Council is made up…

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    • forestry

      Partnership launched between three forestry organisations

      Three major organisations serving public interests in forestry have come together, forming a powerful partnership to foster sustainable forest management in Britain. The Royal Forestry Society, Small Woods Association and the Sylva Foundation will be working together to support woodland owners in caring for their woodlands. The majority (72 per…

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    • Arboricultural Association

      Arboricultural Association gains TrustMark approval

      The Arboricultural Association has been working with TrustMark for the last six months to progress the Association’s approval under the scheme – and they made it! As Technical Officer and manager of the Association’s Approved Contractor Scheme, Paul Smith is delighted: ‘This is a very exciting development for the Association…

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      RFS LAUNCHES CONIFERS FOR COLLEGES

      The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is launching a flagship programme – Conifers for Colleges – to involve forestry students in research into the species which will ensure a healthy UK timber industry in the future. Moulton College in Northamptonshire and Myerscough College in Preston are the first to confirm trial plots with planting planned for…

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