August 17, 2017

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Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mowers for steep slopes with Cub Cadet -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trilogy and Peterson reveal plans for the transformation of the Great Northern -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lewis Normand becomes Southern sales manager for Bernhard’s Nurseries -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Society of Garden Designers announces new vice chair -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Myerscough prepare Show Gardens for Southport Flower Show -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Boost to countryside site from successful grant application -

Monday, August 14, 2017

£6.2m government boost to help unlock 15,000 new homes in Didcot Garden Town -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Meeting increased demand in tree protection

British Hardwood Tree Nursery Limited (BHT) are at the very centre of the UK’s plant supply and tree protection business in more ways than one. Nestled in the heart of rural England in the Lincolnshire countryside, BHT are well-prepared and well-positioned for the forthcoming bare root season – and are ready to expand yet further. BHT are already benefitting from recent site investment in 2016, increasing capacity for plant protection and planting accessories with a new shed and extra mezzanine level. Riding on the success of this expansion, the company have now committed to a further mezzanine level in another…

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RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn

The Royal Horticultural Society’s Master of Horticulture (MHort) award, now accepting applications for autumn, has been revamped to reflect the latest industry research and developments and changing needs of employers. The degree-level award will also now be more accessible to distance learners across the globe, with more delivery taking place online. The award, which can be flexibly studied over three to five years, is aimed at those who already work within the horticultural industry and are in a supervisory role. It gives learners the opportunity to expand on their knowledge and skills in a broad range of areas, specialise in…

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Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee

The City of London Corporation, which manages Epping Forest, is calling on local groups to join a new consultative committee for the site. The committee will be a new open forum where Epping Forest management and policy issues can be discussed with representative user groups from across the Forest. Its views will feed into the City Corporation’s the Epping Forest and Commons Committee, which makes decisions about Forest policy. 16 local groups will be selected to sit on the committee*, which will be chaired by Philip Woodhouse, chairman of the City Corporation’s the Epping Forest and Commons Committee. Representatives on…

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Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board

Lucy Edge, general manager of Avanti Communications at Goonhilly on the Lizard Peninsula, has been appointed a non-executive director on the board of Eden Project Ltd. Lucy is a physicist and engineer and a leading figure in Cornwall’s growing space industry. She set up the Avanti Communications Spacecraft Operations Centre, which operates a fleet of satellites providing global communications, and has managed the launch of rockets bearing satellites now controlled from Cornwall. She is also a non-executive director on the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, reflecting her passion for economic growth, inclusion and skills development. Outside work…

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Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry

Landscaping hasn’t changed significantly since the days of Capability Brown, inasmuch as it’s still people using tools and materials to build, manage and develop the green environment. Our industry is not usually considered hi-tech or highly innovative and, while the horses and scythes of the 18th century have been replaced by tractors and mowers, it’s not apparent that the industry has embraced high levels of technology – it’s still people using tools and equipment, right? Perhaps that’s the view that many people have of us – the cloth-capped gardener pushing a rickety mower – but if you look under the…

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Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history

When Griffin Glasshouses first started talking to a Cheshire estate owner about replacing the historic glasshouses in a walled garden, little did they realise that almost fifteen years later the 123sq.m finished job would be one of the larger and technically challenging domestic structures they have built and erected in their 50-year history. The glasshouse as Ashton Hayes is “one of the most exciting and interesting design projects we have worked on” said Griffin Glasshouse managing director, Linda Lane. The Ashton Hayes estate owner, Mr Barry Searle, is “pleased and impressed” with the finish and attention to detail, even though…

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Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M

Gristwood and Toms is delighted to announce the acquisition of Hampshire based arboricultural specialist and fencing contractor, Foremost Treesurgeons. The deal will add £3 million in annual sales across amenity and utility arboriculture and vegetation management, in addition to land clearance and fencing services. The move will cement Gristwood and Toms’ position as a major service partner for public sector, social housing and commercial customers. Enhancing operational capability and capacity across the south of England, the acquisition strengthens Gristwood and Toms’ position as the largest, privately owned, specialist arboricultural contractor in the UK. Foremost employs around 30 staff and Michael…

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UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces

Making Places is an ambitious £1m arts and cultural programme, funded by Waltham Forest Council, aiming to revitalise the area with artwork, which will have a huge impact on local communities and surrounding neighbourhoods. Stage one of the Open Call launches with 14 sites on Wednesday 23 August 2017, closing on 8 October, with more to be announced in November. Proposals can cost up to £40,000 The judging panel include some of London’s creative elite from the Barbican, London Festival of Architecture and Soho Theatre Winning projects will be installed throughout 2018. Managed in partnership with Create, Making Places Open…

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First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents

The UK’s housing crisis is often high on the news agenda, but this August, a more rustic type of accommodation, home to the UK’s smaller, spikier residents, is taking the spotlight. Today, 15 August 2017, the first ever national Hedgehog Housing Census has been launched by Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign set up by wildlife charities the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), to help combat the ongoing decline in native hedgehog population numbers. This survey is in partnership with the University of Reading and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Between now and the 31st October…

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Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board

Simon Fraser, managing director of Ben Reid & Co in Aberdeen, has been appointed to the HTA Board. With a Diploma in Horticulture and an HND in Commercial Horticulture Simon has worked for a number of nurseries and garden centres in Aberdeen, Lincolnshire, Kent and New Zealand. This was followed by a six-year stint managing the family forestry business before a number of roles outside the industry. Now as managing director of Ben Reid & Co Simon is the fourth generation of his family that have owned and managed this Aberdeen business. Simon has represented Scottish members on the HTA…

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