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    • Prince Harry

      Prince Harry encourages people to “look up” and share the beauty of trees

      HRH The Duke of Sussex has partnered with National Geographic to become guest editor of the National Geographic Instagram account on Monday September 30th, as people from all over the world are encouraged to ‘look up” and share the beauty of trees. Working with Susan Goldberg, editorial director of National…

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    • Over half of Europe’s native trees face extinction

      Over half (58%) of Europe’s endemic trees are threatened with extinction. This is according to assessments of the state of the continent’s biodiversity published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The introduction of invasive species, unsustainable logging and urban development are key threats causing the decline of…

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    • Top performance with STIHL’s enhanced chainsaws

      STIHL has launched two enhanced versions of the MS 151, increasing its range of high-quality chainsaws for professional use. The new MS 151 C-E and MS 151 TC-E top handle chainsaws have both been designed with high performance in mind. Both models feature a new version of STIHL’s 2-MIX engine,…

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    • The Woodland Trust calls for one million people to plant a tree

      The Woodland Trust is launching a “Big Climate Fightback”. The campaigns aim is to get one million people to join the fight against climate change by pledging to plant a tree by Saturday 30 November 2019.   The day falls in National Tree Week, a week of tree planting organised…

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    • Chestnut Walk

      Dying trees in Chestnut Walk Reading to be replaced

      Dying and diseased trees along Reading’s historic Chestnut Walk are set to be removed and replaced with new ones. This is part of a wider £160,000 improvement plan. The plan will also include the introduction of pedestrian lighting and CCTV for the first time along the pathway. Chestnut Walk is…

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    • Tree felled by the same person that planted it 40 years ago

      When trainee tree surgeon Leo Lamont joined the council back in the late 1970s one of his first jobs was to plant a line of elm saplings in Preston Park. Fast forward over 40 years, and Leo is back in the park but this time with a heavy heart –…

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    • Woodland Trust appoints new CEO

      The Woodland Trust the appointment of Dr Darren Moorcroft, currently director of estate and woodland outreach, as chief executive.  He will take up the role on 1 October 2019.  Having worked in conservation for over 20 years, Darren’s experience has already helped the Trust plant over 3 million trees in 2018…

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    • Transport Secretary halts destruction of ancient woodlands by HS2 until review concludes

      Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has ordered that removals of ancient woodlands for HS2 be stopped during the independent review into the project. This is unless they are shown to be absolutely necessary to avoid major cost and schedule impacts, should the scheme proceed as planned.  The Transport Secretary told HS2 Ltd to review its ancient woodlands…

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    • Ancient woodland saved by Welsh Government

      The Welsh Government have announced that they will not allow plans for the quarrying of Tirpentwys Cut, a former quarry site and now local beauty spot, in Pontypool. This would have included plans for a new 1km access track through irreplaceable ancient woodlands1 at Craig Major and Craig Sion Siencyn.…

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    • 5 trees for outstanding autumn colour

      James Gormley, Sales Manager at Hillier Trees gives his opinion on five outstanding trees for Autumn colour.  One of the very many positives that trees bring to the environment is year-round interest. From gnarled structure during winter to spring blossom and flourishing greens in summer, they improve the landscape for…

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    • Three forestry legends receive awards

      Three forestry “legends” have received prestigious awards when the Royal Forestry Society’s South Western Division met at Eggesford Forest, near Chawleigh, Devon. Between them, Clive Hunt from Dalton, Mark Jeffery from Tavistock and Simon Tremain from Okehampton have more than 117 years of service with Forestry England (an agency of…

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      Forest planted in the middle of Austrian football stadium

      On the 8 September 2019 FOR FOREST -The Unending Attraction of Nature, a temporary art intervention by Klaus Littmann and Austria’s largest public art installation to date opened. Bringing together art, nature and architecture in an unprecedented way, this monumental art intervention sees the transformation of Wörthersee football Stadium in…

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    • Oak

      Caution urged by growers and traders on oak imports

      A group of Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) traders and growers are urging importers to ensure oaks being brought into the UK not only comply with current legislation to combat Oak Processionary Moth (OPM), but are not sourced from Italy’s recently declared Pest Free Area (PFA). The HTA are seeking guidance…

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    • Pro Arb timeline

      Celebrating 5 years of Pro Arb magazine.

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    • Trees

      Trees “must play key role” in tackling climate change

      Trees and woodlands must be at the forefront of Government thinking when tackling the climate emergency – and the time for action is now. That was the message from a range of experts at the Confor Woodland Show at Longleat.  Guy Shrubsole, of Friends of the Earth, said at the…

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