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      Here’s why we’re planting trees in northern Syria

      “Thirty years ago this area was full of trees,” Adin says, pointing at a dusty swathe of harvested wheat fields spreading to the horizon and the Turkish border beyond. “Then the regime sent men to cut them all down.”We are in the autonomous region of northern Syria known as Rojava,…

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      Burton has fewest trees in county due to ‘brewing past’

      Burton has fewer trees than other towns and cities in Staffordshire – despite being in the National Forest, it has emerged. Although Burton describes itself as the “gateway to the National Forest“, county council bosses say it still has fewer trees, with one possible reason being due to the town’s brewing…

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      Proposed merger between UKFPA and Confor

      Following discussions between the two leading trade associations in the UK forestry and forest products sectors, the Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor) and the UK Forest Products Association (UKFPA), proposals for a merger of the two organisations have been announced. Discussions about the proposed merger are now at an advanced…

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      These 15 global cities have the most trees

      There’s a global movement encouraging cities to grow more trees and plan more parks. But which ones have the most green space today? To find out, MIT’s Senseable Lab partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to create Treepedia, a site with interactive maps that show the density of greenery…

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      Oak Processionary Moth Alert

      The plant health service recently rapidly dealt with a finding of Oak Processionary Moth on imported trees thanks to observations from the trade. The case highlights the need for continued vigilance to help protect the UK’s trees and forests against pests and diseases. Oak Processionary Moth is an established pest…

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      Bowes Museum’s monkey puzzle tree £10k campaign target reached

      A community campaign to create keep the legacy of Bowes Museum’s cherished tree alive, has hit its target. The monkey puzzle tree, was planted by John and Josephine Bowes when the couple founded The Bowes Museum, in Barnard Castle, in 1871. It has stood proudly in the museum gardens for more…

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      Booking opens for the UK’s only dedicated Tree Officer Conference

      The acclaimed National Tree Officers Conference will return to Telford, 6 November 2018. Last years’ outstanding event hosted more than 230 delegates from local authorities and private practice around the UK, who travelled to Telford last November. This is the only major conference dedicated to the needs of Tree Officers.…

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      Once again, trees set to dominate Sheffield Council meeting

      Sheffield Council’s controversial policies on highways and street trees are set to dominate once again at its major meeting this month. July’s full council will be the first time councillors have met since four tree campaigners appeared in the High Court charged with contempt. The Lib Dems say the council…

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      Gunnersbury Park after its £50 million makeover

      Gunnersbury Park was bathed in glorious sunshine for its official reopening at the weekend following a £50 million makeover. The 200 acres of parkland was packed with families and sunbathers and there were guided tours of the stunning parklands and feature buildings. There was also a chance to get a…

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      How London’s trees are fighting climate change

      Being around trees does a great deal of good for fighting climate change by mitigating air pollution and absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. These benefits aren’t just felt in rural areas, either. A new study by researchers at University College London found that the trees in the London borough…

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      HS2 ‘green corridor’ plans slammed by campaigners

      Ministers have put the cash forward as part of a woodland fund they say will enhance wildlife and see millions of new trees planted along the controversial line between Birmingham and Crewe, which is set to carve through around 45 miles of Staffordshire countryside to make way for HS2’s green…

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      Fires to clear land lead to near-record loss of tree cover in 2017

      Intentionally starting forest fires to make way for farms from the Amazon to the Congo basin caused a loss of global tree cover amounting to an area almost the size of Italy in 2017, an independent forest monitoring network said. Tree cover loss, mostly in the tropics, totaled 294,000 square…

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      There is no oak left: Are Britain’s trees disappearing?

      England’s oak trees are disappearing fast. The last of the trees planted by the Victorians are now being harvested, and in the intervening century so few have been grown – and fewer still grown in the right conditions for making timber – that imports, mostly from the US and Europe,…

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      Urban trees can absorb as much carbon as a rainforest, scientists discover

      A ground-breaking laser technique shows city green areas like Hampstead Heath are absorbing about the same amount of carbon as rainforests. Researchers at University College London have conducted a study on 85,000 trees in north London to show the importance of planting and protecting urban forests to offset fossil fuel…

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      HS2 cost rises by £2m to buy trees

      The government is putting another couple of million into the cash pile that’s to pay for HS2, with a plan to build what it calls a “Green Corridor” along parts of the line seeing the planting of millions of trees set to cost £2m. A selection of our finest, British,…

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