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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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    • 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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    • 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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      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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    • 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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    • Ireland to plant 440m trees by 2040

      Twenty-two million trees are to be planted every year in Ireland over the next two decades as part of a plan to tackle climate change, the Government has said, according to the Irish Times. While the Government’s climate action plan, published in June, proposed 8,000 hectares – or 19,768 acres…

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    • Diseased and damaged trees to be removed from city park

      Two prominent trees in Worcester’s Gheluvelt Park are to be removed to protect the safety of the park’s visitors, according to Worcester council. A large cedar has recently lost one of its biggest branches due to heavy water logging. As a result, the cedar’s crown is not able to provide…

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    • DMU to plant 1,000 National Forest trees for new students

      De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is to plant 1,000 new trees in the National Forest on behalf of students joining this year. To mark the release of A-level results across the country this week and to celebrate the arrival of a new cohort of students next month, the university is…

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    • Goodwood pledge to plant 78,000 trees

      Head of Forestry, Darren Norris, is overseeing Goodwood’s woodland project which aims to plant 78,000 trees in one of the largest tree planting schemes in the south of England. Since the beginning of 2019, Darren and his team have started planting 40 hectares of new woodland to add to the Goodwood…

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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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    • Lancaster City Council has pledged to help plant a million trees

      Lancaster City Council has pledged to help plant a million trees across north Lancashire as part of the Northern Forest project. Following its declaration of a climate emergency, the city council has embarked on the ambitious project to improve air quality, mitigate flood risk, support the rural economy and connect…

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    • Trees to be removed in Roath Park Gardens, Cardiff to deal with Oak Processionary Moth

      Evidence of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) has been found on an oak tree in Roath Park Gardens in Cardiff as a result of proactive inspection by Natural Resources Wales of seven newly planted oak trees.  A Statutory Plant Health Notice was issued on the trees on 24 July, which requires…

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    • New grants available for local landowners to plant trees

      A pilot Woodland Trust scheme is offering expert advice and grants of up to £4,000 to landowners who want to create small, new native woods.  TRUSTwoods is open to people looking to create between one and three hectares of woodland in a trial area of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Leicestershire,…

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    • London Plane Tree Conference

      On Wednesday 10 July approximately 80 delegates attended the London Plane Tree Conference at City Hall, organised by The Conservation Foundation. London Planes are a vital part of London’s landscape and the conference aimed to start a discussion on how to preserve them. The event was chaired by Matt Brown,…

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    • Ash Dieback Case Studies launched: Sharing Experiences

      As the impact of the devastating disease ash dieback on the UK treescape gathers pace, woodland owners and managers are sharing their experiences to help others manage that impact. A new resource by the Royal Forestry Society (RFS), in partnership with the Forestry Commission, shares case studies from ten sites…

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