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    • Carbon Gold

      Woodland Trust partners with biochar supplier Carbon Gold

      The Woodland Trust has partnered with UK biochar supplier Carbon Gold to support the charity’s tree planting and preservation activities across the UK. The announcement will see 10p from the sale of each of Carbon Gold’s biochar planting aids and soil improvers donated to the Trust.   Philippa Borrill, Head of Partnerships…

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    • Rare lichen is living legacy of World War II commando training

      Scientists have discovered rare ‘fire’ lichen growing on the stumps of trees destroyed by flames in the Scottish Highlands during World War II. The Carbonicola anthracophila was discovered by scientists surveying Loch Arkaig Pine Forest near Spean Bridge.  The lichen only grows on charred conifer trees. It has been recorded…

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    • Timberwolf

      Timberwolf strengthens customer support network with two new dealers

      Timberwolf the UK’s leading manufacturer of professional wood chippers has strengthened its customer support network with the addition of two new dealers. Masons Kings will offer sales and support to customers in North Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. Whilst Tallis Amos Group (TAG) will serve customers in Bristol, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.…

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    • Natural England

      The Ancient Woodland Inventory for England gets new funding

      The Ancient Woodland Inventory for England is to get a radical overhaul to enable changes in national planning policy to be properly implemented. Last year, the National Planning Policy Framework was amended to give ancient woodland and ancient and veteran trees strengthened protection from inappropriate development. The Woodland Trust warned…

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    • Think Global Plant local

      Think Global, Plant Local to tackle climate change

      The UK Government has been urged to ‘Think Global, Plant Local’ to start tackling the damaging effects of climate change.  Independent advisers have told the Government that planting trees and building with wood is a “simple, low-cost option” to remove large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. A message that…

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    • STHIL Timbersports

      STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® on the lookout for next champion

      STIHL TIMBERSPORTS®, the world-renowned extreme sports competition, is on the lookout for the next generation of athletes to put their axe and saw skills to the test at a newcomers’ event at Hartpury University and Hartpury College in May. Following on from the success of last year’s STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World…

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    • foresters

      New guidance for foresters on protecting water quality

      Protecting the water environment during forest operations is the focus of a new Forestry Commission Practice Guide. Providing advice to forest managers, planners, practitioners and supervisors on how forest operations should be planned and managed to protect the water environment, the guide will help ensure that they comply with the…

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    • Tree planting

      Boost for new tree planting in north of England

      The UK Forestry Minister says he is “keen to explore” options for a Forestry Investment Zone (FIZ) in Northumberland – in a move which could help deliver a “step change in tree planting” in northern England. David Rutley MP was responding to calls for a FIZ in the county in…

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    • Tree Aid

      TREE AID launches three-month appeal

      Environmental and international development charity, TREE AID, today launches a three-month appeal with proceeds doubled by the UK government. With the support the UK public, the She Grows appeal will help people reverse the effects of deforestation and climate change in the drylands of Africa. The UK government will match…

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    • Wildlife Trust

      The Wildlife Trusts calls for nature’s recovery in latest campaign

      Sir David Attenborough, Stephen Fry, Catherine Tate, Alison Steadman and Asim Chaudhry have backed a new campaign from The Wildlife Trusts. It calls for a wilder future and for nature’s recovery in the UK. The conservationist and actors have starring roles in a new The Wind in the Willows film trailer. It…

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    • Ancient Tree Inventory project

      Ancient Tree Inventory project confirms largest collection of oak trees in Europe

      Conservation charity the Woodland Trust is challenging people across the UK to find and map ancient trees. This is after its Ancient Tree Inventory project helped confirm the biggest collection of ancient oak trees in Europe.  Staff at Blenheim Park have been surveying oak trees for several years, and have…

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    • Sheffield

      Diseased street trees in Sheffield to be removed

      A small number of diseased street trees in Sheffield will need to be removed in coming weeks to restrict the spread of a potentially destructive disease called Phytophthora Plurivora. Twenty lime trees on Whitley Wood Road were recently tested by Amey after displaying distinctive signs of disease which, if left,…

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    • Marwell zoo

      New woodland area to be planted at Marwell Zoo

      A new woodland area is being planted at Marwell Zoo. It will provide a source of nutritious food for its animals and expand the native habitat for local wildlife. The Woodlands Trust has been working with Hampshire conservation charity Marwell Wildlife to plant more than 7,000 trees on its farmland. This will benefit…

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    • Green Blue Urban

      GreenBlue Urban publish Edition 9 – The New Design Guide

      GreenBlue Urban have announced the publication of Edition 9 – The Urban Tree Planting Design Guide. The comprehensive publication contains: – · Updated product information· A wealth of technical information to assist with best practice tree planting· Global case studies · Tree species selection · Research to support the soil…

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    • National Tree Officers Conference 2019

      National Tree Officers Conference 2019 – call for presentations now open

      National Tree Officers Conference 2019 – Call for Presentations Now OpenBuilding on the success of the last three conferences, the fourth National Tree Officer’s Conference is being organised by the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA), the Municipal Tree Officers Association (MTOA) and facilitated by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF).…

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