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      Barcham’s 2015 Big Barn Conference to be Britain’s biggest ever

      Barcham Trees, Europe’s largest container tree nursery, has announced details of the Big Barn Conference to be held at its Ely, Cambridgeshire, headquarters on Wednesday, 17 June 2015.  The event’s organiser, Barcham’s sales director Keith Sacre, has secured a group of world-class arboricultural experts as speakers to the expected 550…

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    • Trees to spring up in Worcestershire

      Thousands more trees could be planted in Worcestershire this Spring thanks to free tree packs from the Woodland Trust. The Trust sent 21 packs, containing 2,265 trees, to community groups and schools in the county to plant. They were offered in the hope of making schools, neighbourhoods and communities greener.…

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      Five shortlisted for England’s Woodlands for Climate Change Award

      Five outstanding areas of woodlands have been shortlisted for the RFS Woodlands for Climate Change Award. The woodlands have been planted in England in the last five years and must be able to demonstrate that they are resilient to the predicted challenges of climate change and pests and diseases. The…

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    • Husqvarna

      Husqvarna Group is celebrating the first 325 years

      Husqvarna Group is celebrating its first 325 years of innovative Swedish engineering. On the founding date April 27, Husqvarna Group reflects on a unique history, from weapons to robotic mowers, constantly setting new standards in technology and usability. Since starting out in 1689, Husqvarna Group has manufactured a wide range of quality…

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    • forestry commission

      Forestry Commission says timber available from British forests for 50 years

      Two reports published by the Forestry Commission today (30 April) provide forecasts of the availability of softwood and hardwood timber from British forests over the next 50 years. These reports extend the 25-year forecasts published in 2011, and make specific presumptions about the extent and nature of replanting that will…

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    • fallen trees

      Report states emergency teams dealt with 1,340 fallen trees

      Report states emergency teams dealt with 1,340 fallen trees on Exeter road network during winter storms as revealed at the latest meeting of the Exeter highways committee. Emergency teams had to deal with a total of 1,340 fallen trees on the road network, 176 bank slips and flooding on 4,600…

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    • Pro Arb

      150-year-old ‘problem’ trees in Leicester street could be cut down

        A number of 150-year-old giant redwood trees that line a Leicester street could be felled because their huge roots are causing damage to nearby houses, driveways and pavements. Some two dozen sequoia gigantea trees stand along Pine Tree Avenue, in Leicester, and date back to the time when the…

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    • woodlands

      Thousands of trees planted to create new woodlands near Dorchester

      Teamwork has resulted in two new woodlands being planted near Dorchester. The Environment Agency, the Woodland Trust and landowners got together to plant more than 3,400 trees on the Frome and Piddle rivers catchments. The woodlands will form a feature of the Dorset landscape, improve water quality and reduce flood risk. The…

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    • Aboilition of Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee

      Defra are conducting a consultation on the intended abolition of the Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee. The Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee (HGTAC) was the advisory panel/committee appointed by the Forestry Commissioners to advise them on the delivery of their powers and duties. The Committee ceased operations in 2005 and…

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    • Ecologist

      Leading ecologist condemns woodland expansion

      An internationally recognised ecologist has attacked plans to plant 100,000 trees in Speyside that he says could destroy the “Scottishness of the hills.” Dr James Fenton, a former chief executive of the Falklands Conservation Team and a botanist for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has questioned the whole idea of…

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      New research projects announced by The Forestry Commission

      The Forestry Commission have announced that seven new research projects have received a share of £7M to help address threats to UK forests, woods and trees. The multi-disciplinary Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative (THAPBI) will generate knowledge to tackle pests and diseases and to support the future health of…

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    • RFS

      Plumpton College joins RFS Conifers for Colleges venture

      Plumpton College near Lewes in East Sussex has become the third college to sign up to the  Royal Forestry Society’s flagship programme – Conifers for Colleges. The programme will involve forestry students in research into the species which will ensure a healthy UK timber industry in the future. Plumpton College joins…

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    • green-tech

      RECORD YEAR FOR NEW PRODUCT CATALOGUES FROM GREEN-TECH

      Green-tech has had a busy start to the year and have recently unveiled their new collateral – three new catalogues and their latest Growing News newsletter. Catalogues have been launched for gtSpecifier, the urban landscape specification arm of the business; Green-tree soils, the soil division and John Chambers Wildflower seed,…

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    • trees

      Dangerous trees felled in Weddington

      DISEASE-ridden trees are in Nuneaton are finally being felled. As reported in the News, several horse chestnuts in Coronation Walk in Weddington were found to have canker. Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s parks and countryside team started work to fell them several weeks ago but were only able to two before…

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    • Trees

      BRITAIN’S WETTEST WINTER ON RECORD THREATENS NATION’S TREES

      Carbon Gold and Bartlett Tree Experts are warning of an impending outbreak of lethal tree diseases in the wake of Britain’s widespread flooding as soils remain saturated. As flood waters recede, trees have been left struggling in waterlogged, compacted soil that has been stripped of essential nutrients. These terrible growing…

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