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    • climate change

      Forestry industry must seize climate change opportunity

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    • Lantra Scotland

      Lantra Scotland announce finalists

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    • Biosecurity

      AA bikers on biosecurity mission

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    • ground control woodland

      Ground Control create woodland

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    • Heated jacket

      Makita announces smart heated jackets

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    • career

      Planting the seeds of a new career

      A young student’s dedication to learning the traditional skills of a woodsman in his spare time when not attending school has, years later, paid off having been named Apprentice of the Year 2018 at Northumberland College.   Jack Knights has completed a two year, level two Arborist apprenticeship programme in only a one year period as part of his career at Hauxwell Hall Estate, North Yorkshire, where since the age of 14 years old, he has assisted a five-strong forestry team in his spare time.   Fully supported by Sir Richard Dalton, owner of the 4,590-acre estate, who recognised his…

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    • biochar

      250 trees saved using enriched biochar and deep-soil decompaction

      A total of 250 trees have been saved by applying enriched biochar to the roots by Geo-Injector since 2017.   Apex Soil Solutions, the Ringwood-based tree health business, has successfully treated 250 trees using its deep-soil Geo-Injector and Carbon Gold’s enriched biochar products, Tree Soil Improver and Tree Fertiliser, since collaborating in 2017.   Biochar is a porous, high-carbon form of charcoal that improves the structure, aeration, water-holding capacity and nutrient retention of soils of all types, and provides the perfect refuge for beneficial microbiology. Carbon Gold’s Tree Soil Improver is enriched with mycorrhizal and Trichoderma fungi, seaweed and wormcasts…

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    • protected pines

      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 costs of over £15,000.   Councillor Kate Lymer, executive councillor for Public Protection and Enforcement said: “Householders are responsible for their privately-owned land and its upkeep. This includes their obligations as custodians of trees with preservation orders on them. Enforcement and prosecution is always a last…

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    • forests

      7 of the most breathtaking forests in the world

      As a company full of forest fanatics, Husqvarna is somewhat of an authority when it comes to assessing the quirks, beauty and uniqueness the world’s forests have to offer. They’ve put their helmets together with Pro Landscaper to come up with seven of the most breathtaking which are well worth a visit. Crooked Forest – Poland There are many theories around where pines get their twist. Were they designed to grow this way to create furniture and abandoned during the war, or was it a bad snowstorm that pushed the trunks in to this position? Since 1930 there are 400…

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    • ECHO CS-4510ES

      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 of just 5.0kg.   The Stage II emission compliant engine is one of ECHO’s new engine platforms. The two-stroke has a piston operated scavenging system. In this, a layer of fuel-free air comes between the burnt charge in the combustion chamber and the fresh charge in the crankcase. The buffer…

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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 powered MS 180 or MS 181, will receive a pair of clear contrast goggles, a filing kit and ADVANCE MS Ergo gloves, free of charge.   Purchasing the petrol powered MS 211, MS 231 or the MS 251 saws will gift customers with ADVANCE MS Ergo gloves, a…

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    • SURE-Trak

      GreenMech launch SURE-Trak System at APF 2018

      GreenMech will use APF 2018 to launch their next generation SURE-Trak System. 2018 will see further improvements to the SAFE-Trak19-28 woodchipper’s stability and performance.   For occasions with uncomfortable ground undulations, or differing levels between the two tracks. The GreenMech SURE-Trak System option for the SAFE-Trak 19-28 ensures that both challenges can be safely overcome.   The independent pivoting track assemblies allow each track to maintain contact with the ground. This is while the contours, to provide a surer footprint and improved stability.   Furthermore, the pivoting track System allows safe traversing of slopes in excess of 35 degrees. Its…

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    • timbersports

      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 the first time the UK has hosted the Stihl TIMBERSPORTS World Championship. Stihl TIMBERSPORTS is an international extreme sports competition series. It involves athletes sawing, slicing and chopping wood at speed, using axes and saws. The World Championship will see the best athletes from more than 20 nations around the…

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    • ppe

      Understanding PPE for landscaping professionals

      Harriet Orme from personal protective equipment (PPE) experts Zoro talks to Pro Landscaper about the importance of PPE for landscaping professionals.   For landscapers whose job involves a lot of manual labour, it’s crucial to protect workers from harm. The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (1992) require precautionary measures in place.   Although other measures are available, landscapers should always have relevant PPE for the job they’re doing. It isn’t always clear what PPE is necessary however, so the following should assist you:   How will PPE help landscapers? When working in such a demanding industry,PPE must be available…

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    • hottest

      What the hottest summer on record means for plant nurseries

      With the UK on the brink of setting a record for the hottest summer in over 40 years, paired with significantly below average rainfall, plant resilience is being tested. Pro Landscaper speaks with Palmstead Nurseries and Provender Nurseries to discover the affect this heat is having on the upkeep of plants, and how nurseries are economising water usage. Professional nurseries commonly stock all manner of plants for 12 months of the year to satisfy demand, presenting a challenge to the industry, as it must adapt to maintain a variety of stock in all types of extreme weather. Liz Hughes of…

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    • rescue

      Tree Rescue saves veteran trees for free

      UK landowners, arborists and members of the public are invited to nominate veteran trees that are stressed or in decline to receive free revitalising treatment from Tree Rescue. Britain has more ancient trees than almost all other European countries but, despite their value, maintaining their health has long been overlooked in environmental plans and legislation, including DEFRA’s 25 Year Environmental Plan published earlier this year. Now tree officers, consultants and the general public have the opportunity to get free treatment for their veteran trees through Tree Rescue. Tree Rescue, which is sponsored by Apex Soil Solutions and Carbon Gold, is…

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    • moth

      Oak Processionary Moth Alert

      The plant health service recently rapidly dealt with a finding of Oak Processionary Moth on imported trees thanks to observations from the trade. The case highlights the need for continued vigilance to help protect the UK’s trees and forests against pests and diseases. Oak Processionary Moth is an established pest in parts of London and surrounding areas, however the rest of the country is designated as a Protected Zone (PZ). OPM caterpillars can cause damage to oak trees and can pose some risks to human and animal health. The plant health service has controls in place to limit the spread…

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    • soils

      Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity

      The Arboricultural Association has announced the full line up of 34 speaker sessions for the 52nd National Amenity Conference titled – Soils & Trees – Standing your Ground. The schedule includes 10 prominent international speakers, who will take delegates on narrative journey through soil science and trees, and help us get serious about soils. Soils and their importance have come into focus in recent years and understanding their science is increasingly recognised as critical to improving the establishment and growth of trees, whatever their setting. For professionals involved in the care and cultivation of amenity trees, Arboriculture begins and ends…

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    • aid

      TREE AID striving to improve life in poverty stricken communities

      In Ethiopia, 11.9% or approximately 13 million hectares of land is forested. Between 1990 and 2005, the country lost 14.0% of its forest cover. This, coupled with frequent droughts, has seen the agricultural sector in Ethiopia suffer over recent years; having devastating effects on the communities living there who rely on the land for survival. TREE AID works with communities across Ethiopia and the African drylands (Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, and Ghana) to help lift them out of poverty – through the power of trees. Tackling poverty and protecting the environment are inseparable. One area where TREE AID has been working…

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    • blind

      National Blind Institute to exhibit at Hampton Court for 150th anniversary

      The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) will be exhibiting at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show this summer to coincide with the charity’s 150th anniversary. Taking place from 2-8 July, the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is one of the highlights in the horticultural calendar. RNIB’s Community Garden is co-designed by Steve Dimmock, who won Best City Garden and a Silver-Gilt medal at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2016, and Paula Holland. The garden has been designed with the input of blind and partially sighted people and will celebrate the community of more…

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    • harness

      Pellenc introduce the 1200 battery and harness to the UK market

      The new Pellenc ULiB 1200 battery and harness has entered the UK market with battery life increased by 20% compared to the to the ULiB1100 battery. Pellenc is exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Etesia UK. The ULiB 1200 battery meets all of the professional requirements in terms of performance, comfort and technology, and offers increased autonomy of up to 20% – up to five hours of work with the most energy-consuming Pellenc tools in the range. The new harness associated with the ULiB 1200 battery reduces the risk of musculoskeletal disorders considerably by a better distribution of…

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    • Tree maintenance

      UK-Walsall: tree maintenance services

      Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Tree maintenance Short description of the contract or purchase(s) Tree-maintenance services. Tree-clearing services. Tree-cutting services. Tree pruning. Provision of tree works including: pruning, crown rejuvenation, coppicing, pollarding, tree felling, stump treatment and similar works. To also include emergency works to dead, diseased or dangerous trees. The contract will also include on- going tree maintenance. The chosen provider will be required to refresh and continue to update the existing tree survey to enable a long term strategy to be formulated for the ongoing maintenance and care of trees across our Communal areas…

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