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    • Vermeer

      Visiting Vermeer

      Pro Arb visited the head office of Vermeer EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) in the Netherlands to meet regional manager Stephan Oppelaar, marketing specialist Pim Nolting and solutions specialist Jasper De Smit along with the managing director of Vermeer UK, Leslie Goodman Vermeer was established in 1948 by Gary Vermeer, an…

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    • Makita

      Makita’s new range of protective workwear for chainsaw operators

      Makita chainsaws are taking an increasing share of the UK forestry operations market and the Company has introduced a new and extensive range of protective workwear for professional and domestic operators. Hire companies who rent out chainsaws must also provide protective clothing to operators and this new range is available…

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    • top

      ECHO top with professionals

      There is much debate among professional arborists about the top handle chainsaw. Working at height, balance, performance and reliability are critical factors for the highly trained and qualified arborist and they need the right chainsaw. “Having the right gear to do the work quickly, efficiently and safely is imperative,” says…

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    • Buxtons

      Buxtons to hold charity open event in October

      Buxtons are holding a Charity Open event 2nd & 3rd October. It’s in aid of Breast Cancer and manufacturers such as Stihl, Petzl, Marlow Ropes and Oregon have donated prizes to the raffle. There is no entrance fee, but Buxtons would like everyone attending to buy a raffle ticket. The…

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    • tree surgeon

      Stockport tree surgeon left unable to work after thieves steal all his chainsaws

      A tree surgeon from Stockport has been left unable to work after thieves broke through the roof of his shed and stole all his chainsaws. Adam Copeland, 33, from High Lane, was left stunned when he looked out of his window on Wednesday morning to see a big hole in…

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    • Green-tech

      Green-tech supply urban tree planting materials for Harvey Hadden development

      Green-tech has announced they supplied the ArborRaft Tree Planting System and soil, Platipus tree anchoring system, gtRootbarrier 325 and the Mona Relief Vente tree irrigation system for a £13.5 million redevelopment project at the Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre in Nottingham. The project has been recently completed ahead of its official…

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    • Wainwright

      Wainwright takes possession of the first fsi D67-720 in UK

      Wainwright Tree Stump Removal took possession of the first fsi D67-720, 4wd, self-powered stump grinder in the UK.   At  3175mm long, and 1400 mm wide (890mm without twin wheels) and 1350kg it is smaller and lighter than comparable grinders including our Vermeer SC60. The 67 HP (50 KW) Lombardini…

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    • Spectrum Plant

      Spectrum Plant appointedUK importer for Balfor Machines

      Spectrum Plant Ltd announced today that they have been appointed as sole UK importers for the Balfor range of firewood and forestry machinery. Italian built Balfor machines are already well known in the UK and across Europe for their large, high quality range of professional splitters, saw benches, conveyors and firewood processors. Balfor…

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    • Makita

      Makita adds high-power lightweight chainsaw to range

      Makita has added an advanced, high power farming-class 35.2cc chainsaw to its expanding range of forestry and general timber work saws. The new Makita EA3601F 2-stroke machine develops a strong 2.4hp and with a Stratified Air Scavenging combustion system has the cleanest possible exhaust emissions and very low fuel consumption.…

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    • wood

      Wood chippers address the problem of effective disposal of wood

      For many years now the Environmental Protection Act, along with the Clean Air Act, has considered the commercial burning of green waste inappropriate. This has therefore severely reduced the ability of using the traditional bonfire to dispose of wood waste created from the maintenance of trees and hedges.  Martin Lucas,…

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    • Jaime Bray reviews Makita’s telescopic pole chainsaw

      “This Makita pole saw is a faultless machine,” says Jaime Bray, owner of Treetop Arboriculture and chairman of the Arborists Working Group Jaime Bray has run his own business, Treetop Arboriculture in Coventry, for 17 years providing a first class tree maintenance and consultancy service across the Midlands. He’s been…

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    • Pellenc

      Pellenc Launch Selion C21 HD Chainsaw

      Pellenc has launched the Selion C21 HD chainsaw – the lightest professional pruner on the market at just 2kgs. Pruning requires specialised knowledge and suitable equipment. Pellenc offers arborists a model that will meet their expectations in terms of weight, balance, manoeuvrability, and power. Equipped with numerous innovations, the new…

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    • Chainsaws

      Focus On Chainsaws

      Dave Murison says when it comes to chainsaws, the leading manufacturers are the ones to turn to. Here he picks his all-time favourites Saw subject When buying a chainsaw there are so many manufacturers to choose from it’s hard to know where to start. There are a number of factors to consider including usage, build quality…

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    • Moortown

      Moortown ‘stump grinds’ away its encroaching woodland

      18 hole Moortown Golf Club in Leeds is steeped in history – 100 years old and the first UK hosts of the Ryder Cup in 1929.  The course is surrounded by woodland that has seen an ingress of tree growth over those 100 years.  In order to re-promote the heather…

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    • DART

      DART clear up after Cyclone Pam

      Two members of DART – Disaster Arborist Response Team – have safely returned to the UK following their deployment to Vanuatu, the remote archipelago in the South Pacific, following the aftermath of Cyclone Pam over a month ago. During the recovery period aid agencies have set about clearing significant damage…

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