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April 24, 2018

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Final four young landscapers selected for Young Landscapers Award -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Plant power, pollination and urban innovation at Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hunts Engineering celebrating double milestone -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Outdoor Creations celebrates 10th Anniversary -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Brewin Dolphin Installation takes visitors back in time at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hard Landscaping features on Trailfinders South African Wine Estate Garden -

Monday, April 23, 2018

New Lifestyle Gardens revealed for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Monday, April 23, 2018

National Children’s Gardening Week -

Monday, April 23, 2018

BALI announces GDPR Awareness Day for members -

Monday, April 23, 2018

GreenBlue Urban announce new Tree Grille -

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The ethics of tree removal

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Paul George of Landmark Trading takes on the thorny issue of tree removal – what needs to be considered, and when it’s ethical to fell Tree removal has sometimes drawn an ambiguous line on ethics – something that has been highlighted more than ever in light of the events in Sheffield. The local government’s Streets Ahead programme, a citywide project aiming to upgrade the area’s roads, streetlights, bridges and structures, has led to widespread tree felling – which local protesters and Sheffield Trees Action Groups (STAG) are trying to stop. Here, arboriculture has turned into a political and social issue…

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Top 5 hedges for coastal projects

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Coastal projects are an immense challenge, with highly adverse conditions making them a suitable growing environment for only the toughest of plants. Pro Landscaper has asked a range of designers for their top five picks for the best hedging for coastal projects – The results are in:    1) Quercus ilex Growing Habits: Bushy, slow growth                Max. height: 12m                Flowers: None Also known as Holm Oak, this evergreen plant will grow in full sun, or partial shade in almost any variety of soil. It is both disease…

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Planting the future: Children help create England’s largest forest for a generation

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School children will plant the first of 660,000 trees in England’s largest forest for more than 30 years today.  Pupils from Wooler Middle School will help to begin the creation of the forest at Doddington North Moor, Northumberland. The new forest will provide real benefits to the North-East economy – short and long-term employment on site and a future timber supply to wood processors, including A&J Scott, which employs almost 150 people in nearby Wooperton. The trees to be planted at the site have been provided by regional nurseries – Cheviot Trees near Berwick-upon-Tweed and Trees Please in Corbridge. Environmental benefits…

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Ground Control’s consistent growth included in Inc. 5000 Europe 2018 list

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Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Europe 2018 listing places Ground Control on Europe’s fast track list of companies as remarkable growth continues. Ground Control, the UK’s fastest growing external maintenance and commercial landscaping company, has achieved a prestigious place on the list of Europe’s fastest growing privately-owned companies. The Essex company’s place on this top 5000 accolade is the latest in a string of achievements this year since the company’s inclusion in the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe report, coming close on the heels of its coveted Queen’s Award eighteen months ago. Inc. 5000 recognises the innovative…

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Check trees for storm damage, says expert

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A national green service provider is reminding landowners of the need to check trees after a storm, following the treacherous weather conditions that have been sweeping the UK. Arborists from Glendale have been called out to more than 200 tree-related emergencies and moved over 300 tonnes of timber since Christmas and New Year due to weather-related incidents. Storm Eleanor hit parts of the UK in January, while Storm Emma and ‘The Beast from the East’ have also blighted the country, coinciding with the coldest winter since 1991 as blizzards, high winds and drifting snow caused collisions, gridlock and school closures….

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Kubota bolsters groundcare dealer network with Buxtons

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Kubota UK announces it has further strengthened its dealer network after joining forces with Staffordshire-based groundcare and arboriculture specialists Buxtons. The appointment of Buxtons is part of Kubota’s ongoing investment to ensure its market leading range of high performance groundcare machinery is supplied through an independent dealer network that is committed to a first class service offering. The new partnership means Buxtons will now supply Kubota’s complete range of high quality and innovative groundcare solutions, from walk behind, ride-on, out-front and zero turn mowers, to Kubota’s industry leading compact tractors and its durable and rugged RTV utility vehicles. This includes…

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PSD Groundscare simplifies high grass cutting

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PSD Groundscare reveals their new product the AS 63 Brushcutter which offers a high performance and easy handling solution to cutting high grass even on slopes or where access is limited Its low weight, vibration damping and handlebar adjustment makes the AS 63 exceptionally user friendly, and its fold-down handles ease transportation and storage. There are also twin wheel kits available, and the AS 63 is available with either 2-Stroke or 4-Stroke engines. Features of the AS 63 Brushcutter Mulch and mow in one step The cross-blade system of the AS 63 Allmäher® easily cuts and chops even high growth…

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Local authority is the UK’s first to invest in electric mowers 

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In a local authority first, Thanet District Council is introducing new electric lawn-mowers to its open spaces fleet. Run on lithium-ion batteries rather than diesel, these modern mowers are greener, quieter and cheaper to run. They will be used at Ramsgate Cemetery and Margate Crematorium and are all part of the council’s commitment to creating a clean and welcoming environment in Thanet. The council has purchased six new mowers – two commercial ride-on mowers,  two walk behind mowers and two commercial stand-on mowers to be used equally across the two sites. Cllr Fairbrass, deputy leader of Thanet District Council said:…

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Mitie’s Go-Grit app mobilises in full force as Siberian cold snap hits the UK

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During one of the coldest winters in recent history, Mitie’s gritting team has been kept busy with more gritting visits than ever before. The 2017-18 winter season has brought the most snow and ice since 2010 and the coldest February in decades. This week is set to be busier than the wintriest weekend so far this season when from 6 to 11 December, Mitie’s winter maintenance teams carried out a staggering 11,200 gritting visits in less than 72 hours. As well as the weather keeping 300 of Mitie’s gritting trucks busy over the white weekend, the team also cleared 1,000…

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Confor reacts to government consultation on future rural policy and funding

Confor has welcomed a consultation described by UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove as a “historic opportunity” to shape future rural policy and funding, while calling for more detail on the future role of forestry in the countryside. Government proposals would see money shift from direct payments under the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), which are based on the amount of land farmed, to a new system of paying farmers “public money for public goods” – such as enhancing the environment and investing in sustainable food production. Other public goods which could be supported include investment in technology and skills to improve…

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