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      £60m ‘greenery drive’ to plant 10 million trees in England

      More than 10 million trees will be planted across England with the injection of £60m of new funding over five years, as part of what the government billed as its “drive to preserve the country’s greenery”. The bulk of the money, £50m, will pay landowners for planting trees that lock…

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      The winners of the 2018 Tree of the Year

      A beech tree created to woo a sweetheart 100 years ago, which is still a popular place to pop the question, wins England’s Tree of the Year. The public voted overwhelmingly to crown Nellie’s Tree in Aberford, Leeds, its 2018 winner. The tree was grafted from three saplings to form an N by Vic…

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    • prince harry

      ‘Without trees we won’t survive’: Prince Harry, environmental message

      In the local language, Queensland’s Fraser Island is called K’gari, meaning paradise, and that’s just what Prince Harry says he found during his visit. The Duke of Sussex turned his focus from the Invictus Games for wounded war veterans to the environment on the seventh day of his royal tour of Australia. His first…

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    • Chainsaw Maintenance

      The new ECHO CS-4510ES

      The introduction of the new ECHO CS-4510ES is set the rival the top rear handle chainsaws. It comes equipped with a 45cc two-stroke stratified scavenging engine. The power-to-weight ratio makes it more powerful yet lighter than previous models. It offers a better output of 2.3kW and has a dry weight…

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    • horticulture careers

      Horticulture Careers launches new website

      Horticulture Careers in association with Pro Arb is happy to announce the launch of their new jobs portal. To satisfy the growing demand for committed and passionate workers, Horticulture Careers has created a bespoke site. This includes new features designed for ease of use, and to encourage candidates to keep…

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      Storm Callum brings down trees across Greater Manchester

      Strong winds have brought trees down trees across Greater Manchester. It comes after a weather warning of strong gusts was issued for Greater Manchester this morning as Storm Callum swept into the region. Gusts of 45mph have been recorded today, while winds could reach 60mph around exposed hills, with the…

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    • a83

      Scottish plan to plant 500 acres of broadleaf trees above the A83

      After the latest landslides at the Rest and Be Thankful, questions are being asked over why a scheme to plant trees above the road has been held up for six years. Drivers are facing diversions after the A83 at the beauty spot, in Argyll, remained closed over the weekend following…

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    • climate

      Trees can rescue climate crisis

      Tree Conference to share message that by protecting and regenerating our planet’s forests, we can prevent a global temperature rise beyond 1.5C. With the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report urging for global warming to be kept within 1.5C, The Tree Conference – to be held at The Merlin…

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    • Stihl accessories

      Free STIHL accessories

      The STIHL chainsaw promotion is back by popular demand. Users can receive STIHL accessories worth up to £87 when purchasing selected cordless and petrol chainsaws.   The promotion runs until 14 December 2018. Any customer purchasing either a cordless MSA 160 C-BQ or MSA 200 C-BQ chainsaw, as well as a petrol…

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    • Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

      Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy extended by 50,000 trees

      Fifty thousand trees will be winging their way across the UK next week to form part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC), a network of global forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth. They will be planted by 10,000 members of the public who…

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      Forestry Roots employs recent graduates

      Four young college and university leavers are starting their first paid jobs in forestry this month thanks to Forestry Roots – a unique partnership launched this year between the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) and the ALA Green Charitable Trust. Anthony Green of the ALA Green Charitable Trust says: “We know…

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    • warm weather

      Warm weather helped spread of tree disease in Highlands

      This summer’s warm weather conditions have speeded up the spread of Dutch Elm Disease in the Inner Moray Firth area. A large number of trees are infected in and around Dingwall as of the last few months. The disease is a fungal infection spread by tiny bark beetles. It can…

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    • londoners

      Londoners offered 49,000 free trees

      Sadiq Khan is inviting Londoners, schools and local community groups to apply for thousands of free trees. A mass tree-planting event is being organised by the Mayor of London as part of his plan to help make the capital become a National Park City. Sadiq has partnered with the Woodland…

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    • st albans

      St Albans ‘Verdun’ tree shortlisted as tree of the year

      A St Albans tree which was planted to commemorate a First World War battle has been shortlisted as tree of the year. The Verdun horse chestnut tree in the Village Arcade was grown from a conker taken from the last tree standing on the battlefield of Verdun in the First…

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    • ancient trees

      Outrage over plans to fell ancient trees for a temporary car park

      A petition has been launched to save three ancient trees from being chopped down to make way for a temporary car park. Nearly 3,000 people have signed a petition to keep bulldozers from the trees in The Moor, Berkhamsted. Dacorum Borough Council granted consent for the temporary car park while…

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