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    • Bartlett

      Structural tree pruning

      Forest trees tend to develop a sound structure in response to competition.  They grow in close proximity to other trees and the shade created by the developing forest canopy suppresses growth of lower limbs.  As such, forest trees tend to maintain a single stem and narrow crowns as they grow…

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      Spades and trowels at the ready for Sawbridgeworth orchard maintenance day

      The newly formed Rivers Heritage Site & Orchard (RHSO) group has spades and trowels at the ready for its first day of maintenance. Volunteers are being encouraged to visit this Sunday (July 6) in order to “learn a new skill, help maintain a local historic site and make new friends”. Work…

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    • palm tree

      ‘Gateway’ Torquay palm tree uprooted to make way for bypass roadworks

      Torquay’s controversial gateway palm tree has been uprooted to a new location to make way for bypass roadworks. The three-tonne tree was unexpectedly moved from Kerswell Gardens roundabout to a new position at the Brownsbridge Road and Riviera Way junction last Thursday evening. The palm’s new home will only be temporary…

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      The Greenest Job? Might Be Professional Tree Climber

      As job descriptions go, the arborist’s is pretty badass: climb trees all day with a chainsaw, handsaws, and other sharp objects on your belt. Lash your riggings onto elements that can bend or break. Oh, and be careful not to cut your own rope. These beautiful glimpses into the life of…

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    • Donview

      Budding business opportunity at Donview

      Budding business magnates looking for a place to start up their first enterprise are being offered two surplus buildings at Donview. The Forestry Commission Scotland buildings, an old classroom that was latterly and more famously known as the Loovre Art Gallery, are situated on the south west side of Bennachie…

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      Healthy Ash Tree in Skipton can be felled

      A mature, healthy Ash tree in Skipton is to be felled because of its potentially damaging impact on a nearby business. Despite being protected by a order, the tree – behind David Hill’s, Mill Bridge, can now be cut down – following a close vote by Craven District Council’s Planning Committee.…

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    • Landscape Live

      Landscape Live 2014 event

      Landscape Live is the landscaping industry’s first event purely for landscapers, garden designers and landscape architects in the north of England. The event takes place at Headingley on the 7th October 2014. Landscape Live is THE event to attend to grow your business and gain new contacts. It is the…

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    • ash trees

      Have you tagged your ash trees yet?

      Sylva is asking for help in adding ash trees to an important nationwide survey. We want volunteers to ‘tag’ trees and complete a simple survey online. We still have a few tags available to give away free, on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to receive a pack…

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      Buckhurst Hill nursery owner faces opposition over tree removal plans

      A nursery owner is facing opposition over plans to fell a tree in the grounds of her business. Sarah Barrett, who owns Queens Baby Nursery in Queen’s Road, Buckhurst Hill, wants to fell a large Lime tree which she claims is a hazard. The businesswoman faces opposition from Buckhurst Hill…

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    • woodland

      Environmental group gives up woodland bid

      An environmental group which wanted to set up a natural woodland near Market Harborough has given up. Wellands Woodlands community group has been disbanded after it could not find landowners willing to sell. It said landowners have told them they were holding on to their property to sell for housing.…

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      Bob finds a bank who says ‘yes’ as he plots a major replanting programme

      Fruit farmer Bob Littlechild invited his bank manager to visit after they backed him in his replanting and expansion bid. A Barclays spokesman said: “Planting a new orchard is a long term investment. It usually takes three years before there is any significant crop and up to seven years before full…

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    • urban trees

      What we do and do not know about the physical benefits of urban trees

      A Fund4Trees (F4Ts) research project by the Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG) Introduction: state of research to date Some considerable research has been and continues to be carried out on the physical benefits of urban trees in the UK, the rest of Europe and beyond. However, initial surveys of…

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    • National Forest

      VIDEO: New Strategy for National Forest

      The National Forest 2014-2024 outlines future plans for the area, including increased forest management, a move towards charitable status for the National Forest Company (NFC) and more emphasis on habitat with development of greenspace. The National Forest covers 200 square miles of the counties of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Its…

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      Poorly Tolworth greenway trees to be replaced in September

      Dead and dying trees on Tolworth greenway will not be replaced until September. The cypress trees, described as “hardy” on gardening websites, have become brown and threadbare since the greenway opened last November. Geoff Poyzer, from contractor North Midland Construction, said: “Our landscape contractor will replace any dead trees during the…

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    • Scotland

      £50,000 bonus for Scotland trees and woods

      The Woodland Trust Scotland is one of 40 charities that will receive an extra £50,000 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery this year. Including this award, They have received an amazing £616,552 from players towards their work since 2010. This invaluable support allows The Woodland Trust to continue their work towards…

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