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    • Elgan Pugh wins fifth consecutive STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® British Championship

      Elgan Pugh from Wales has been crowned the best lumberjack athlete in the country for the fifth consecutive time at the 2019 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® British Championship. This came after breaking his own national record in the final discipline, the Hot Saw. Hosted at Blenheim Palace, as part of BBC Countryfile…

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    • Man fined for damaging trees

      A Salford man has been fined for the wilful destruction of two protected trees. Mr Laith Al-Hashmi, 37, pleaded guilty at Salford and Manchester magistrates court on Wednesday July 31 to two offences under Section 202 and 210 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 of destroying protected trees…

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    • From garden boy to Walsingham head forester

      From Garden Boy to Head Forester – a remarkable career spanning more than 50 years with the Walsingham Estate in Norfolk was marked with an award from the Royal Forestry Society at the Royal Norfolk Show. David Spooner, 65, who lives in Great Walsingham, was presented with the award at…

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    • Tree Champion reappointed to continue tree planting push

      The Government’s Tree Champion Sir William Worsley has been reappointed to continue his drive to accelerate tree planting rates.  The chair of the National Forest Company was tasked last year with setting a bold direction for the country’s forests and woodlands over the next 25 years. Now Sir William is…

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    • ICF executive director awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

      A Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) medal has been awarded to Shireen Chambers FICFor, Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019. It is in recognition of the positive contribution she has made to forestry. Including her work with…

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      Woodland Trust recognised for its work with volunteers

      The Woodland Trust has been recognised for the opportunities it gives to volunteers.  The charity has been awarded the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard. This is after being assessed against a range of best practice standards and having proved to excel in the areas of recruitment, safety standards, management, support,…

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    • Oak Processionary Moth

      Public urged to report Oak Processionary Moth caterpillar sightings

      People in London and the South East of England are being reminded to report sightings of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) caterpillars, which could be damaging oak trees in their area. Any sightings should be reported to the Forestry Commission via its Tree Alert online form. Or, people can email opm@forestrycommission.gov.uk…

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    • Call for climbing arborists to complete research survey

      Do you climb trees as part of your job? If so, please complete a straightforward five-minute survey, which is part of a major research project that will benefit climbers around the world. The survey can be accessed here and the results will be used in the Biomechanics of the Tree Climber project.…

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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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    • 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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      Protected tree felling prosecution

      A Beckenham resident who knowingly felled three protected pine trees has been prosecuted.   Peter Clarke of Westgate Road, Beckenham, pleaded guilty at Croydon Crown Court to carrying out prohibiting work. This includes felling, to the protected trees without the written consent of the local authority. He received orders to pay total fines and…

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      ‘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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      British team named for Stihl TIMBERSPORTS World Championship

      Team GB aim to make most of home advantage in the Stihl TIMBERSPORTS World Championship, which takes place at Echo Arena Liverpool on 19 – 20 October. British champion Elgan Pugh teams up with fellow countrymen Glen Penlington, David Thomas and Andrew Evans. Craig Golder is in reserve. This is…

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      Greenworx branches out with Mercedes-Benz Unimog

      Tree surgery and ground clearance contractor Greenworx is going for growth, after acquiring its first Mercedes-Benz Unimog. The versatile off-road truck is more than paying its way by performing the work of several other vehicles – it can power a range of attached implements and combines the rough terrain capability…

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    • Why trees are better than people | John Parker | TEDxCanton

      Did you know that trees in urban areas can improve child development, reduce violence and boost house prices? John Parker tells us about ‘nature’s air-conditioners’, and why we shouldn’t take them for granted.

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