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      Warm weather helped spread of tree disease in Highlands

      This summer’s warm weather conditions have speeded up the spread of Dutch Elm Disease in the Inner Moray Firth area. A large number of trees are infected in and around Dingwall as of the last few months. The disease is a fungal infection spread by tiny bark beetles. It can…

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    • londoners

      Londoners offered 49,000 free trees

      Sadiq Khan is inviting Londoners, schools and local community groups to apply for thousands of free trees. A mass tree-planting event is being organised by the Mayor of London as part of his plan to help make the capital become a National Park City. Sadiq has partnered with the Woodland…

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    • st albans

      St Albans ‘Verdun’ tree shortlisted as tree of the year

      A St Albans tree which was planted to commemorate a First World War battle has been shortlisted as tree of the year. The Verdun horse chestnut tree in the Village Arcade was grown from a conker taken from the last tree standing on the battlefield of Verdun in the First…

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    • ancient trees

      Outrage over plans to fell ancient trees for a temporary car park

      A petition has been launched to save three ancient trees from being chopped down to make way for a temporary car park. Nearly 3,000 people have signed a petition to keep bulldozers from the trees in The Moor, Berkhamsted. Dacorum Borough Council granted consent for the temporary car park while…

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    • flowering tree

      Huge fossil is oldest giant flowering tree in North America

      About 92 million years ago in what’s now central Utah, a terrible storm blew over a huge flowering tree, which was washed down a river and into an ancient delta. Sediments buried part of the tree’s trunk, which then mineralized—preserving a fossil that’s now breaking records. In a new study published on…

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    • fungal disease

      Major threat to ash trees from fungal disease

      A deadly fungal disease is threatening to wipe out a high proportion of Peterborough’s ash trees. Ash dieback has been discovered in mature trees in Bretton Woods with the problem expected to become worse over the coming years. Unfortunately there is no cure for the disease which will mean a…

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    • oxford

      Oxford considers measures to preserve and protect trees

      Measures to preserve and protect trees are the focus of an ordinance proposed by the city’s Environmental Commission and discussed by Oxford City Council at a Tuesday work session prior to their regular meeting. The Environmental Commission had submitted its proposed ordinance to Planning Commission in January of this year…

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    • network rail

      Network Rail won’t fell more trees despite calls from ORR chief

      Network Rail will not increase its tree felling programme despite calls from the chief inspector of Railways to do so. Chief inspector of Railways for the Office of Rail and Road Ian Prosser urged Network Rail to cut down more trackside trees after his journey was delayed by damage to…

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    • greenmech

      GreenMech launch SURE-Trak System at APF 2018

      GreenMech will use APF 2018 to launch their next generation SURE-Trak System. 2018 will see further improvements to the SAFE-Trak19-28 woodchipper’s stability and performance.   For occasions with uncomfortable ground undulations, or differing levels between the two tracks. The GreenMech SURE-Trak System option for the SAFE-Trak 19-28 ensures that both…

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    • timbersports

      British team named for Stihl TIMBERSPORTS World Championship

      Team GB aim to make most of home advantage in the Stihl TIMBERSPORTS World Championship, which takes place at Echo Arena Liverpool on 19 – 20 October. British champion Elgan Pugh teams up with fellow countrymen Glen Penlington, David Thomas and Andrew Evans. Craig Golder is in reserve. This is…

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    • The Environmental Training centre

      The Environmental Training Centre launches at APF

      The Environmental Training Centre is launching at the APF at Ragley Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire on 20-22 September. This purpose built, state of the art training centre based on a picturesque rural estate in the Midlands will be delivering high quality arboricultural training by highly experienced trainers who are well respected…

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    • east Leeds tree

      Historic east Leeds tree is shortlisted for ‘tree of the year’ award

      An iconic east Leeds tree with a romantic history has been shortlisted in a Britain-wide competition to find the ‘Tree of the Year’ 2018. History of the tree Nellie’s Tree in Parlington is one of England’s finalists in the contest run by The Woodland Trust. History has it that nearly…

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    • road inspectors

      Road inspectors to turn their attention to dangerous trees

      Highway safety workers are to be trained to spot trees which could pose a danger to pedestrians and road users in Lancashire. The aim is to build a database of trees which require regular inspection, particularly those where there is a likelihood of branches – or the entire tree – falling…

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    • argyll

      Hundreds of trees to be felled at Argyll gardens to combat disease

      About 900 Japanese larch trees are to be felled at a National Trust garden in Argyll. Work is due to start at Arduaine Garden next week, in an effort to prevent the spread of a damaging disease. Phytophthora ramorum, more commonly known as sudden oak death, has already affected a…

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    • weapon dogs

      Park trees being mauled by weapon dogs in fight training

      Young people are training crazed dogs to fight by goading them into mauling trees in city parks, the Evening News can reveal. Horrified witnesses have reported snarling weapon dogs clawing and biting at bark in Bruntsfield Links. Park users fear a young sycamore tree might be beyond saving after a…

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