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    • Chainsaw Maintenance

      A Guide to Chainsaw Maintenance

      Making sure tools are safe and fit for purpose is essential. Paul George has some handy guidance to get the job done. Chainsaws are highly powerful tools for carrying out some seriously tough jobs. Whether you are managing woodland or dismantling a dangerous tree, a chainsaw is one of the…

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    • Exeter University

      Research Reveals Link Between Trees and Mental Health

      The location and size of urban trees plays an important role in providing mental health and well-being benefits, according to a new study by Exeter University. Using National Tree Map data, created by aerial mapping company Bluesky, the study assessed the role of 600,000 individual trees in providing nature experiences.Those…

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    • Eden Project

      Trio of Giant Olive Trees Planted in Med Garden at Eden

      Three ancient olive trees removed to make way for younger specimens have found a new home at the Eden Project in Cornwall. The monumental evergreens have been installed in Eden’s Mediterranean Biome. They are now taking root alongside hundreds of other plants from the climatic region. The trees are situated in a…

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    • Wales

      New era dawning for forest operations in Wales

      Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has told the timber industry that big changes are afoot in the way timber operations are managed in Wales. Clare Pillman, Chief Executive of NRW, says that recent high-profile issues in its commercial timber department will soon be a thing of the past and that it…

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    • Report heralds major changes to NRW timber ops

      Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is making major changes to its commercial timber operations after publication of an independent report. NRW called in experts, Grant Thornton, to review its processes and procedures after its accounts were “qualified” for three years running by the Wales Audit Office. Grant Thornton’s report, published on…

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    • Pro Landscaper Business Awards

      Winners announced! | Pro Landscaper Business Awards

      Pro Arb’s sister publication Pro Landscaper has announced the winners of the second-ever Pro Landscaper Business Awards. Highlighting the industry’s leading landscaping companies, the awards took place today at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, London. Now with over 15 categories, there were more opportunities than ever to shine a light…

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    • ideverde

      idverde acquires KJT Group

      idverde today confirmed the acquisition of KJT Group, an established provider of grounds maintenance, arboriculture and traffic management services in South West England. The company is also an accredited training centre for LANTRA Awards, CITB site safety awareness and ROLO (Registration of Land Based Operatives). Based in Devon, KJT Group…

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    • FutureScape Spring

      Focus on you: The People of FutureScape Spring

      With the focus on people, tech and sustainability at FutureScape Spring, the spotlight shines across the seminar programme, putting the landscape’s key influencers, leaders and heroes front of stage, just for you. You’ve come to expect a high calibre of thought-provoking, inspirational and ground-breaking speakers, experts and topics from FutureScape.…

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    • Makita

      Makita launches more 36V cordless chainsaws

      Twin 18V batteries equals 36V optimum power output35cm and 40cm bar lengthsCaptive nuts and chain adjustment system mirrors engine chainsaw systems Makita chainsaws are renowned amongst forestry professionals for power, performance, reliability and great value. The new Makita DUC355Z and DUC405Z twin 18V Brushless LXT Chainsaws supply energy to the powerful…

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    • Pro Landscaper Business Awards

      Pro Landscaper Business Awards | Shortlist

      Pro Arb’s sister publication Pro Landscaper has announced the shortlist for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2019. Taking place on Friday 8 February at East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, to book your tickets to this unmissable event, call Laura Harris on 01903 777 580. Take a look at the full shortlist…

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    • HTA

      Are you Plant Healthy?

      The new Plant Healthy website provides a self-assessment tool for horticulture businesses and organisations to improve the biosecurity of sourcing systems and advance plant health management practises. The free tool, launched 29 January 2019, is available at planthealthy.org.uk The tool is based on the recently published Plant Health Management Standard…

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    • Fly-tipping

      More than £1 million spent in five years clearing fly-tipping sites

      The Woodland Trust’s bill for clearing up the mess across its woods in 2018 was £200,000, an annual cost which has risen by £70,000 over the past five years. . Since 2014, the total cost of clearance – including routine litter picking and fly-tipping – has risen to £1.1 million. In 2018, there were 1,290…

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    • Game of Thrones

      Game of Thrones: Gale winds destroy trees made famous by HBO show

      A tree made famous by the HBO show Game of Thrones has been uprooted due to gale force winds. The Dark Hedges, a tunnel of beech trees which prominently featured in season two, are located in Northern Ireland, on the Bregagh Road near Armoy. The location was hit by 60mph…

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    • climate change

      Forestry industry must seize climate change opportunity

      Climate change targets will not be met without a significant increase in tree planting and far greater use of timber in construction. That was the clear message from Lord Deben, Chair of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), when he addressed the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry (APPGF) today. He…

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    • Forst

      Först opens Doncaster depot

      Wood chipper manufacturer Först has expanded its UK operation. It is opening a new 10,000 square foot depot in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, following a period of growth. The new depot will have a sales team presence to provide service to customers in the north of England. The facility will also…

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