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    • ideverde

      idverde acquires KJT Group

      idverde today confirmed the acquisition of KJT Group, an established provider of grounds maintenance, arboriculture and traffic management services in South West England. The company is also an accredited training centre for LANTRA Awards, CITB site safety awareness and ROLO (Registration of Land Based Operatives). Based in Devon, KJT Group…

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    • FutureScape Spring

      Focus on you: The People of FutureScape Spring

      With the focus on people, tech and sustainability at FutureScape Spring, the spotlight shines across the seminar programme, putting the landscape’s key influencers, leaders and heroes front of stage, just for you. You’ve come to expect a high calibre of thought-provoking, inspirational and ground-breaking speakers, experts and topics from FutureScape.…

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    • Makita

      Makita launches more 36V cordless chainsaws

      Twin 18V batteries equals 36V optimum power output35cm and 40cm bar lengthsCaptive nuts and chain adjustment system mirrors engine chainsaw systems Makita chainsaws are renowned amongst forestry professionals for power, performance, reliability and great value. The new Makita DUC355Z and DUC405Z twin 18V Brushless LXT Chainsaws supply energy to the powerful…

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    • Pro Landscaper Business Awards

      Pro Landscaper Business Awards | Shortlist

      Pro Arb’s sister publication Pro Landscaper has announced the shortlist for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2019. Taking place on Friday 8 February at East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, to book your tickets to this unmissable event, call Laura Harris on 01903 777 580. Take a look at the full shortlist…

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    • HTA

      Are you Plant Healthy?

      The new Plant Healthy website provides a self-assessment tool for horticulture businesses and organisations to improve the biosecurity of sourcing systems and advance plant health management practises. The free tool, launched 29 January 2019, is available at planthealthy.org.uk The tool is based on the recently published Plant Health Management Standard…

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    • Fly-tipping

      More than £1 million spent in five years clearing fly-tipping sites

      The Woodland Trust’s bill for clearing up the mess across its woods in 2018 was £200,000, an annual cost which has risen by £70,000 over the past five years. . Since 2014, the total cost of clearance – including routine litter picking and fly-tipping – has risen to £1.1 million. In 2018, there were 1,290…

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    • Game of Thrones

      Game of Thrones: Gale winds destroy trees made famous by HBO show

      A tree made famous by the HBO show Game of Thrones has been uprooted due to gale force winds. The Dark Hedges, a tunnel of beech trees which prominently featured in season two, are located in Northern Ireland, on the Bregagh Road near Armoy. The location was hit by 60mph…

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    • climate change

      Forestry industry must seize climate change opportunity

      Climate change targets will not be met without a significant increase in tree planting and far greater use of timber in construction. That was the clear message from Lord Deben, Chair of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), when he addressed the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry (APPGF) today. He…

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    • Forst

      Först opens Doncaster depot

      Wood chipper manufacturer Först has expanded its UK operation. It is opening a new 10,000 square foot depot in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, following a period of growth. The new depot will have a sales team presence to provide service to customers in the north of England. The facility will also…

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    • Biosecurity

      AA bikers on biosecurity mission

      A group of four Arboricultural Association (AA) members have recently cycled from the Severn estuary in Gloucestershire to the Houses of Parliament. This was to deliver information about the importance of biosecurity to government.The epic bike ride was to mark the official release of the AA’s Guidance Note 2: Application…

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    • Woodland's Trust

      Record support for Woodland Trust’s Campaign

      More than 28,000 people have added their voice to a Woodlands Trust’s campaign. It opposes the destruction of at least 19 ancient woodlands for Phase 2b of the environmentally caustic project. It’s the largest number of responses the charity has seen for one of its campaigns to protect woods under…

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    • academy

      Digital chainsaw academy

      Husqvarna has launched a digital chainsaw academy. The online resource includes step-by-step guides, animations and videos. It contains guidelines on chainsaw usage with a focus on how to fell a tree. The academy aims to increase awareness of safety aspects of chainsaw use.Husqvarna stressed that chainsaw safety training with a…

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    • Free app aids fungi identification

      Tim Moya Associates has released a free app to help identify tree-related fungi and supplement tree inspections. The app covers the main tree/fungi associations relevant to tree health and safety in the UK. TMA Fungi allows the user to search by tree species and narrow down a search to the…

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    • Elmstar Machinery

      Star dealership on board with Jensen in Devon

      Momentum continues to grow behind the Jensen brand this year with the appointment of another brand-new dealer in the South West. Elmstar Machinery will be responsible for sales, service, parts and hire of Jensen woodchippers in Devon. Elmstar has been trading for 10 years in 2019, celebrating its 10-year anniversary…

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    • Ground Control

      Ground Control create woodland

      Ground Control are to plant over 22,000 trees in response to ongoing efforts to grow woodland cover. Billericay-based Ground Control are to create 22 acres of woodland in Essex. Benefits of this include removing CO2 from the atmosphere and driving forward conservation. The 22 acres will include of 22,734 native…

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