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    • 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2019 opens for applications

      Sponsored by Green-tech, 30 Under 30: The Next Generation is back for 2019, with Pro Landscaper, Pro Arb and FutureArc magazines beginning the search for 30 of the most impressive young people within our industry. Who? The rules are simple, you can nominate yourself or a colleague as long as…

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    • What nectar or pollen values do trees and plants have?

      Everyone knows that the bees are in trouble. Serious trouble. Luckily, more and more people are realising the urgent need to plant bee-friendly plants. Ecological value is becoming an increasingly important criterium in the selection of trees for public areas. The tree encyclopaedia TreeEbb has therefore added a new functionality…

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    • Still no cure for Xylella, says EFSA

      The European Food and Safety Authority has updated its assessment of the risks posed by Xylella fastidiosa to plants and crops in the European Union. The new assessment provides new insights and conclusions on controlling existing outbreaks of this pest and preventing further spread in the EU. EFSA’s Plant Health…

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    • Atlantic Woodland Alliance

      Atlantic Woodland Alliance to save Scotland’s rainforest

      Some of Scotland’s largest nature conservation organisations are coming together in a bid to save the country’s dwindling rainforests – found on the west coast from Wester Ross down to Argyll. Members of the Atlantic Woodland Alliance have gathered at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh for the launch of a…

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    • GreenBlue Urban launches showroom

      GreenBlue Urban has announced that it is launching its first ever showroom in Farringdon, London. They announced it at Clerkenwell Design Week and it will be located at 117 St John’s Road, EC1V 4Ja.  The London based showroom will be the only place in the UK to showcase a range…

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      GreenMech launches Evo 165 at The Arb Show 2019

      GreenMech has launched its new woodchipper series, the EVO 165 at The ARB Show. Designed in direct response to industry demands to deliver more aggressive torque, more powerful bite and more throughput. Its wide infeed chute, together with twin horizontal rollers and GreenMech’s ‘No-Stress’ control system mean the Evo 165…

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    • National Rail

      Network Rail to remove trees along railway

      Network Rail will be carrying out work to remove trees and vegetation between Haymarket and Dalmeny between now and August. With 2,600 miles of track and more than a half a million trees growing lineside across the Scottish railway network, managing lineside vegetation is both a full-time job and one…

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    • Oak Processionary Moth

      Public urged to report Oak Processionary Moth caterpillar sightings

      People in London and the South East of England are being reminded to report sightings of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) caterpillars, which could be damaging oak trees in their area. Any sightings should be reported to the Forestry Commission via its Tree Alert online form. Or, people can email opm@forestrycommission.gov.uk…

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    • Government delivers new £10m fund to plant over 130,000 urban trees

      A new £10 million plan will see more than 130,000 trees planted across England’s towns and cities, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced on Sunday 19 May. Through the Urban Tree Challenge Fund, grants will be made available over the next two years to green urban areas and help meet the…

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    • Arb Show

      Pro Arb at the Arb Show

      There is nothing like the Arb Show to bring arborists together, and many are expecting this year’s inspirational event to attract a record number of visitors. The Arb Show 2019 takes place on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May, and will be held once again at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.…

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    • Young people forest

      Young people to plant first trees of pioneering new forest

      Hundreds of young people gathered on a former coal mine site as they planted the first trees of Britain’s first Young People’s Forest. The Woodland Trust is in the process of buying Mead – the site of the former Lodge House opencast colliery – near Heanor, Derbyshire. It is empowering…

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    • Tree of the year

      Tree of the year nominations open

      The Woodland Trust is searching for the most loved, visually stunning tree, with the most fascinating story, for Tree of the Year 2019. Now in its sixth year, Tree of the Year highlights and celebrates special trees across the UK. A tree may be a village’s oldest inhabitant, a founding…

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    • Ash tree

      Ash dieback is predicted to cost £15 billion in Britain

      A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, Fera Science, Sylva Foundation and the Woodland Trust has calculated the true economic cost of ash dieback. The predictions have been published in Current Biology. The total cost of ash dieback to the UK is estimated to be £15 billionHalf of…

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    • Woodland Trust Volunteers

      Woodland Trust supports calls to halt HS2 site clearance

      The Woodland Trust has welcomed calls by more than 40 local councils to stop advance site clearance for HS2. Buckinghamshire County Council, Aylesbury Vale District Council and Chiltern District Council as well as 41 town and parish councils along the route of the first phase of the project, from London…

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    • ArborRaft Tree Planting system

      Green-tech supply urban tree planting materials for Manchester traffic island

      Leading landscape supplier Green-tech was called in to assist Newbrook Gardening Services with the planting of two established trees in urban Manchester.  Salford council commissioned a new traffic island on Cromwell Road in Salford; which was designed to stop vehicle access. Argyle NW Construction was the contractor and invited Newbrook…

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