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      ‘Test tube trees’: An insurance policy against extinction?

      A tiny oak tree emerges from a test tube in the laboratory. The seedling of the mighty oak has had an unusual start in life. Raised using techniques pioneered in fertility labs, it is the product of new efforts to preserve the seeds of wild plants. The world is losing…

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      Tree surgeon fined £3,000 for dumping waste wood near major road

      A tree surgeon has been fined more than £3,000 after dumping felled timber and waste on land off a major road. Richard Carrington, of Congleton, was spotted by a local farmer unloading his flat-bed tipper truck in a field off the A34 near Moreton. After leaving a pile of timber,…

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      Sheffield council proposes deal to cut down fewer trees

      Sheffield council has proposed a deal under which fewer trees would be cut down as a result of its controversial road maintenance scheme, following a long-running dispute with campaigners. The council paused the felling temporarily in March after dozens of protesters were arrested while attempting to stop trees being chopped down. About 5,500…

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      Seven times more money will be spent on potholes than planting trees

      Philip Hammond is set to pledge £60m towards planting trees in his last Budget before Brexit. But the pledge has not soothed concern from green campaigners who slammed the Chancellor for spending 500 times that amount on roads. They described the £60m as ‘tokenistic’ when compared with the £30bn being…

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      £60m ‘greenery drive’ to plant 10 million trees in England

      More than 10 million trees will be planted across England with the injection of £60m of new funding over five years, as part of what the government billed as its “drive to preserve the country’s greenery”. The bulk of the money, £50m, will pay landowners for planting trees that lock…

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    • tree of the year

      The winners of the 2018 Tree of the Year

      A beech tree created to woo a sweetheart 100 years ago, which is still a popular place to pop the question, wins England’s Tree of the Year. The public voted overwhelmingly to crown Nellie’s Tree in Aberford, Leeds, its 2018 winner. The tree was grafted from three saplings to form an N by Vic…

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    • prince harry

      ‘Without trees we won’t survive’: Prince Harry, environmental message

      In the local language, Queensland’s Fraser Island is called K’gari, meaning paradise, and that’s just what Prince Harry says he found during his visit. The Duke of Sussex turned his focus from the Invictus Games for wounded war veterans to the environment on the seventh day of his royal tour of Australia. His first…

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      The new ECHO CS-4510ES

      The introduction of the new ECHO CS-4510ES is set the rival the top rear handle chainsaws. It comes equipped with a 45cc two-stroke stratified scavenging engine. The power-to-weight ratio makes it more powerful yet lighter than previous models. It offers a better output of 2.3kW and has a dry weight…

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    • horticulture careers

      Horticulture Careers launches new website

      Horticulture Careers in association with Pro Arb is happy to announce the launch of their new jobs portal. To satisfy the growing demand for committed and passionate workers, Horticulture Careers has created a bespoke site. This includes new features designed for ease of use, and to encourage candidates to keep…

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    • storm callum

      Storm Callum brings down trees across Greater Manchester

      Strong winds have brought trees down trees across Greater Manchester. It comes after a weather warning of strong gusts was issued for Greater Manchester this morning as Storm Callum swept into the region. Gusts of 45mph have been recorded today, while winds could reach 60mph around exposed hills, with the…

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    • a83

      Scottish plan to plant 500 acres of broadleaf trees above the A83

      After the latest landslides at the Rest and Be Thankful, questions are being asked over why a scheme to plant trees above the road has been held up for six years. Drivers are facing diversions after the A83 at the beauty spot, in Argyll, remained closed over the weekend following…

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    • climate

      Trees can rescue climate crisis

      Tree Conference to share message that by protecting and regenerating our planet’s forests, we can prevent a global temperature rise beyond 1.5C. With the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report urging for global warming to be kept within 1.5C, The Tree Conference – to be held at The Merlin…

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    • Stihl accessories

      Free STIHL accessories

      The STIHL chainsaw promotion is back by popular demand. Users can receive STIHL accessories worth up to £87 when purchasing selected cordless and petrol chainsaws.   The promotion runs until 14 December 2018. Any customer purchasing either a cordless MSA 160 C-BQ or MSA 200 C-BQ chainsaw, as well as a petrol…

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    • Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

      Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy extended by 50,000 trees

      Fifty thousand trees will be winging their way across the UK next week to form part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC), a network of global forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth. They will be planted by 10,000 members of the public who…

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      Forestry Roots employs recent graduates

      Four young college and university leavers are starting their first paid jobs in forestry this month thanks to Forestry Roots – a unique partnership launched this year between the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) and the ALA Green Charitable Trust. Anthony Green of the ALA Green Charitable Trust says: “We know…

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