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    • English water companies commit to planting 11 million new trees by 2030

      Water companies in England have today announced ambitious plans to plant 11 million trees, part of a wider commitment to improve the natural environment, to support their goal of achieving a carbon neutral water industry by 2030. The joint proposals will see trees planted on around 6,000ha of land across…

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    • HS2 puts ancient woodland on borrowed time, says Woodland Trust

      Swathes of ancient woodland are living on borrowed time as HS2 starts to force its way through our countryside, says the Woodland Trust. Preparatory work for Phase 1, including the forced eviction of bats and badgers, has already started despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordering a review into spending on…

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    • GreenBlue Urban launches RootSpace Generation 2

      GreenBlue Urban is launching the next generation of RootSpace® system, the most innovative soil cell in the industry. It is essentially a pavement support system, designed for maximum soil and rooting volume, to be ‘utility friendly’, with economic freight and industry-leading strength characteristics. RootSpace Generation 2 features the following improvements:…

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    • DMU to plant 1,000 National Forest trees for new students

      De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is to plant 1,000 new trees in the National Forest on behalf of students joining this year. To mark the release of A-level results across the country this week and to celebrate the arrival of a new cohort of students next month, the university is…

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    • Timberwolf

      Timberwolf announces industry first five year warranty

      The UK’s leading manufacturer of professional wood chippers, Timberwolf, has extended its customer support with the introduction of an industry first, five-year manufacturer’s warranty. The option to increase the standard three year warranty up to a total of five years is available across the entire Timberwolf range. It can even…

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    • Goodwood pledge to plant 78,000 trees

      Head of Forestry, Darren Norris, is overseeing Goodwood’s woodland project which aims to plant 78,000 trees in one of the largest tree planting schemes in the south of England. Since the beginning of 2019, Darren and his team have started planting 40 hectares of new woodland to add to the Goodwood…

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    • GreenMech

      GreenMech chipper wins backing of Essex arborist

      An arborist based in Colchester, Essex, has spoken out in favour about the performance and reliability of his GreenMech Arborist 130 wood chipper. Jason Hill, who runs JH Tree Services, said the Arb 130 had proved to be a workhorse when used for a variety of domestic and commercial customers.…

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    • County Durham

      County Durham woodlands awarded funding to help restore them

      The Durham Woodland Revival project has been awarded £434,200 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to restore and reconnect woodland in the county. The funding will enable it to work with partners Woodland Trust, Northwoods, Wear Rivers Trust and the Forestry Commission to bring neglected and under-managed woodland back into good condition…

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    • Government sets out vision for a safe and biodiverse railway lineside

      The Department for Transport (DfT) has set out a clear strategy for how it expects Network Rail to protect and enhance the UK’s lineside environment, while ensuring the safety of passengers and services.  The strategy follows recommendations from the independently chaired review led by John Varley, a non-executive director of the Environment Agency. First…

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    • Arboriculture has vital role in housing development and highways maintenance

      Arboriculturists have a vital role in helping developers make sure they take on board new Government advice to plant more trees, and in maintaining trees along the nation’s highways, according to the UK’s professional body which awards Chartered Arboriculturist status. Responding to Communities Secretary James Brokenshire’s call for developers to…

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    • Ash Dieback Case Studies launched: Sharing Experiences

      As the impact of the devastating disease ash dieback on the UK treescape gathers pace, woodland owners and managers are sharing their experiences to help others manage that impact. A new resource by the Royal Forestry Society (RFS), in partnership with the Forestry Commission, shares case studies from ten sites…

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    • Sheffield

      Lessons must be learned from Sheffield’s mass tree felling

      The Woodland Trust says lessons must be learned from the needless mass felling of street trees in Sheffield, as the City Council is heavily criticised by the Forestry Commission. The Commission has issued its decision on its criminal investigation into illegal tree felling in the city stating that “there is…

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    • UK tree sector gathers to discuss how to achieve three billion new trees target

      The Tree Council convened a Forum for Trees on Thursday 11 July, where the public, private and charity sectors discussed how the UK can meet ambitious new tree planting targets. Representatives from sectors spanning forestry, property development, infrastructure and government, as well as conservation charities, farmers and scientists gathered at a Forum for Trees at Lincoln’s Inn, London. They discussed how ambitious new…

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    • The London Tree and Woodland Awards winners

      The London Tree and Woodland Awards, otherwise known as the Tree Oscars, took place at City Hall on Wednesday 10 July. In its eleventh year it celebrates the work of individuals, communities and professionals to protect, improve and expand the capital’s tree and woodland cover, inspire others to manage trees…

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    • Case of Oak Processionary Moth confirmed in Wales

      A finding of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) has been confirmed in Wales. A statutory Plant Health Notice has been issued on the trees which requires the treatment and felling of infested material. OPM have been found on trees planted in Cardiff City Centre and pest control experts will be begun…

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