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    • Transport Secretary halts destruction of ancient woodlands by HS2 until review concludes

      Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has ordered that removals of ancient woodlands for HS2 be stopped during the independent review into the project. This is unless they are shown to be absolutely necessary to avoid major cost and schedule impacts, should the scheme proceed as planned.  The Transport Secretary told HS2 Ltd to review its ancient woodlands…

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    • Ancient woodland saved by Welsh Government

      The Welsh Government have announced that they will not allow plans for the quarrying of Tirpentwys Cut, a former quarry site and now local beauty spot, in Pontypool. This would have included plans for a new 1km access track through irreplaceable ancient woodlands1 at Craig Major and Craig Sion Siencyn.…

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    • 5 trees for outstanding autumn colour

      James Gormley, Sales Manager at Hillier Trees gives his opinion on five outstanding trees for Autumn colour.  One of the very many positives that trees bring to the environment is year-round interest. From gnarled structure during winter to spring blossom and flourishing greens in summer, they improve the landscape for…

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    • Three forestry legends receive awards

      Three forestry “legends” have received prestigious awards when the Royal Forestry Society’s South Western Division met at Eggesford Forest, near Chawleigh, Devon. Between them, Clive Hunt from Dalton, Mark Jeffery from Tavistock and Simon Tremain from Okehampton have more than 117 years of service with Forestry England (an agency of…

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      Forest planted in the middle of Austrian football stadium

      On the 8 September 2019 FOR FOREST -The Unending Attraction of Nature, a temporary art intervention by Klaus Littmann and Austria’s largest public art installation to date opened. Bringing together art, nature and architecture in an unprecedented way, this monumental art intervention sees the transformation of Wörthersee football Stadium in…

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    • Tackling the Toxic Caterpillar

      With reports of Oak Processionary Moth on the rise, Pro Landscaper finds out exactly what the tree pest is and how the industry is responding to the threat of it spreading across the UK A few years ago, the only place oak processionary moth (OPM) could be found in the…

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    • Oak

      Caution urged by growers and traders on oak imports

      A group of Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) traders and growers are urging importers to ensure oaks being brought into the UK not only comply with current legislation to combat Oak Processionary Moth (OPM), but are not sourced from Italy’s recently declared Pest Free Area (PFA). The HTA are seeking guidance…

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    • Pro Arb timeline

      Celebrating 5 years of Pro Arb magazine.

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    • Trees

      Trees “must play key role” in tackling climate change

      Trees and woodlands must be at the forefront of Government thinking when tackling the climate emergency – and the time for action is now. That was the message from a range of experts at the Confor Woodland Show at Longleat.  Guy Shrubsole, of Friends of the Earth, said at the…

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    • Have you entered the 30 Under 30: The Next Generation awards yet?

      Have you got an industry rising star working in your company or are you that person? If so, there’s still time to enter into Pro Landscaper’s 30Under30: The Next Generation awards 2019. First launched in 2015 and soon to be an exclusive ‘club’ of 150 people, the 30 Under 30 initiative…

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    • VIDEO: Adur and Worthing step up action against Ash Dieback disease

      A task force has been created to help control a deadly disease which could wipe out all Ash trees in Adur and Worthing.  Ash Dieback has been discovered in trees at Lancing Ring in Adur and The Gallops at Findon Valley in Worthing. Almost 20% of the entire woodland covering…

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    • UK and European biochar companies join forces

      Biochar companies Carbon Gold and Carbofex have signed an MOU to establish a commercial agreement that will strengthen both companies’ position in the UK and European markets. Carbon Gold, the world leading supplier of biochar to commercial crop growers, tree care specialists and sports turf professionals in the UK and…

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    • Ireland to plant 440m trees by 2040

      Twenty-two million trees are to be planted every year in Ireland over the next two decades as part of a plan to tackle climate change, the Government has said, according to the Irish Times. While the Government’s climate action plan, published in June, proposed 8,000 hectares – or 19,768 acres…

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    • Learn about the fossil tree at the Natural History Museum

      As the Tooting Common Heritage Project nears its completion, there’s a chance to find out more about the famous fossil tree at a talk by an expert from the Natural History Museum on Wednesday (Sep 4). Dr Paul Kenrick will be talking about the tree, where it originally came from…

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    • MTR’s New Technology Enhances Tree Management

      In preparation for the upcoming typhoon season, the MTR Corporation has put in place a number of measures to minimise the impacts from adverse weather on railway facilities and services. New tree management technology has also been introduced to further enhance preventive maintenance and contingency measures along open sections of…

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