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      ‘Pest of Zorro’ threatens to cut swathe through UK elm trees

      Elm trees already devastated by Dutch elm disease are being ravaged across south and east England by a new alien pest that leaves the ‘ Mark of Zorro ‘ on their leaves. Maps seen by the Telegraph show the Elm Zigzag Sawfly, originally from Japan and named after the Z-shaped holes it eats…

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    • dangerous trees

      Dangerous trees were chopped down after vandals deliberately made them unsafe

      The Tele reported in January how a large tree fell onto the road in Finnart Street, just missing nearby houses. Now details of a Tree Hazard Management Report, which was carried out at the site following the incident have emerged. The report, which was carried out by Informed Tree Services…

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    • trees disease

      Government looks at abandoning bid to halt rampant tree disease

      Officials tasked with stopping a disease that could wipe out a significant proportion of Northern Ireland’s trees are looking at giving up efforts at eradication. Instead, the Department of Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Affairs is considering simply recommending that Northern Ireland try to live with the disease as best…

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    • school trees

      Apology ‘after’ HS2 school trees ‘cut’

      A council has apologised for not telling villagers “in a timely manner” about the need to cut school trees to make way for HS2. However residents saw two trees being cut down at the site before hearing about permission for the school’s move. Resident Neil Bevan said there had been…

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    • drought

      Medium-height trees survive drought best

      Forests with canopy heights of around 18 metres are more resistant to the effects of severe drought than those with shorter and taller trees, according to researchers in China and the US. In the past, studies have disagreed on whether forests with lower or higher canopies will be more likely to…

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    • trees for life

      SEC encouraging clients to plant their sustainability flag with Trees for Life

      The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has been working with clients to give back to the environment through the charity, Trees for Life via scheme that has seen 170,000 trees donated to the charity. Trees for Life, which celebrates 25 years of charitable status this year, aims to restore the wild…

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    • legal costs

      Sheffield tree protest council has legal costs of £413k

      More than £413,000 has been spent by Sheffield City Council on legal costs proceedings against tree felling protesters, the BBC has learned. Thousands of trees have been cut down under the council’s tree-felling and replacement contract since 2012. Campaigners have staged a series of protests in a bid to stop…

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    • kettering

      Trees in Kettering street ‘not being maintained properly’

      A Kettering councillor says residents are having to stump up extra cash because trees are not being maintained properly. Opposition leader Cllr Mick Scrimshaw (Lab) has raised concerns shared with him by residents in Tennyson Road. He says trees in the street are not being maintained properly and need trimming,…

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    • apf exhibition

      Toro to showcase top of the range products at APF Exhibition

      Toro, a global leader in turf and landscape maintenance equipment, has announced that it will be attending this year’s APF Exhibition. With a range of products to showcase, the company will be making its first appearance at the event at Ragley Hall in Alcester. The APF Exhibition is the UK’s…

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    • makita chainsaw

      Makita introduce new chordless 18v LXT Top Handle Chainsaw

      The new Makita DUC254Z 18V Brushless Top Handle Chainsaw LXT is no exception. With a single 18V Lithium-Ion battery, the Makita chainsaw generates a 570 watt output providing ample power to run the 3/8th inch chain over the 25cm bar at up to 24 metres per second matching the performance…

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    • norfolk

      New strategy will enhance tree conservation in west Norfolk

      The “immense value” of west Norfolk trees and woodland is set to be highlighted when a new long-term strategy is rolled out to safeguard them. The Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk’s cabinet agreed to adopt a 10-year programme for sustaining the area’s urban forests, called the Tree…

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    • dorset

      Trees saved Dorset taxpayers nearly £6m in NHS bills

      A study for the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that in 2015 the NHS avoided £6.1 million in health costs thanks to air quality improvements by natural vegetation. That’s £14.55 for every resident. Nationally, the ONS estimates there were 7,100 fewer lung and heart-related hospital admissions, 27,000 fewer life…

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    • Makita

      Makita UK teams up with BALI again for SALTEX 2018

      Makita UK will be returning to the BALI Zone at Saltex this year which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham, 31 October – 1 November 2018.  Makita will be on stand K190d, Hall 6. The BALI Zone features and promotes leading BALI registered affiliate and contractor members.  Also confirmed…

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    • Futurescape Scotland

      Futurescape Scotland seminar line up announced

      FutureScape Scotland, Scotland’s ONLY landscaping exhibition, will take place on Thursday 6 September 2018 at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. FutureScape brings together the landscaping, arboriculture and grounds care industries within Scotland. The event has joined forces with the industry’s leading associations to promote the event to all their members.…

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    • Green-tech

      Another record breaking year in Green-tech’s 24 year history

      Leading landscape supplier Green-tech is celebrating a bumper year since its formation in 1994. Green-tech has enjoyed 12 consecutive record-breaking months; a first for the company. February was the ultimate high when they achieved an unprecedented £1.6 million of sales. The company is expecting to end their financial year with…

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