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    • Peatland

      Grants for Peatlands Restoration

      A new injection of £10m of government money will help restore more than 10,000 football pitches-worth of England’s iconic peatlands. Peat bogs and fens are important habitats that provide food and shelter for wildlife, help with flood management, improve water quality and play a part in climate regulation. The new…

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    • Fit

      Green space generates £34bn in health benefits says FIT

      Latest research from the charity group Fields in Trust (FIT) has revealed how parks and green spaces across the UK provide over £34bn in health and wellbeing benefits. The report calculates that parks provide a total economic value to each person in the UK of just over £30 per year. The actual…

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    • Chilean

      Chilean tree expert in awe of Eden’s thriving monkey puzzle forest

      The Eden Project’s work in preserving celebrated monkey puzzle trees as well as many other Chilean species has been praised by acclaimed documentary maker and author Rodrigo Fernandez, who has just published a definitive guide to trees from his home country growing abroad. Rows of monkey puzzles and other Chilean…

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    • ICF

      ICF: Doing it differently in forestry

      Over 330 professionals descended on the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 2-3 May, for the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ flagship national conference. Delegates at the two-day conference on innovation heard from an exceptional selection of both UK and international speakers on a wide range of subjects setting out what the…

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    • farming

      Forestry sector calls for post-Brexit discussion on land use, not farming

      A thriving and sustainable future for the UK countryside after Brexit demands a fresh approach to land use policy and funding that recognises much more than just farming. That was the central focus of Confor’s response to the UK Government’s consultation, Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and…

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    • Education

      Woodland Trust launches Tree Tools for Schools

      A growing desire from schools to plant trees has led the Woodland Trust to launch a new resource for teachers. The resource, Tree Tools for Schools, goes hand in hand with a scheme funded in 2016 by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) which will provide 100,000…

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    • Arb

      ARB Show 2018 – The 20th Anniversary Spectacular

      Click here or Search Arb Show 2018 in your app store to download the App. This year will see a celebration of 20 years of the Arb Show with a feast of activities for all ages and interests. The Arb Association have a fantastic line up of Exhibitors for the…

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    • Forst

      Först XR8 enhances efficiency at Total Tree Solutions UK

      Total Tree Solutions UK Ltd is reaping the benefits of enhanced efficiencies through its use of a fleet of Först XR8 woodchipper’s, where the machines innovative Traxion Embankment System enables the arboriculture specialists to complete rail trackside and highway vegetation management more effectively. Total Tree Solutions UK started out as…

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    • Bartlett

      ClimateTrees.EU: Urban tree species selection in a changing climate

      How can we organise this in the chain? These questions will be answered at the ClimateTrees symposium! Which tree species and cultivars are most resistant to future climate change? This question and more will be answered at the international Climate Trees symposium on Wednesday 20 June at Batouwe Nurseries in…

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    • Barcham

      Urban Forest and Pest Management: A Canadian Perspective

      A seminar with Philip van Wassenaer and Alexander Satel, 30 April 2018 Report by Colin Hambidge The series of seminars hosted by Barcham Trees at its Ely, Cambridgeshire, nursery assumed an international flavour in late April when Philip van Wassenaer and Alexander Satel from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, presented to an…

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    • HTA

      Xylella 30 Day Action Plan

      Due to the threat of Xylella fastidiosa and the potential devastation it poses to the horticultural industry the HTA has created a 30-day action plan. Through initiatives such as education and sharing best practice, the HTA want to continue to increase awareness of Xylella and help reduce the threat of…

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    • RHS

      Brexit and biosecurity

      The UK’s biosecurity threat There has been an increase in the rate at which harmful plant pests and diseases have become established in the UK. Diseases such as ash dieback and those caused by Phytophthora, and pests such as box tree moth and horse chestnut leaf miner are causing significant…

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    • Win

      Först competition winner scoops brand new ST6 P

      Tony Dighton of T.D Environmental Services has walked away with a brand new Först ST6 P woodchipper after being crowned the lucky winner of the manufacturer’s ‘Win a Chipper’ competition. The competition saw tree surgeons, contractors and arborists alike entered into a prize draw after purchasing a Först t-shirt. With…

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    • Arb

      The 2018 ARB Show, sponsored by STIHL

      For the 14 th year running, STIHL will be sponsoring the ARB Show, and we can’t wait for the annual celebration of the science of trees. It’s the 20 th anniversary of the event and it looks set to be another tree-mendous year for the UK’s most popular arborist trade…

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    • Rail

      Network Rail’s tree felling operation to “dwarf” that of Sheffield

      In an exclusive article published by the Guardian this weekend, it has been revealed that Network Rail are planning on felling millions of trees in a secretive nationwide felling operation. The Guardian noted at the target of the operation will “dwarf” the tree felling operation that has caused such controversy…

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