October 24, 2017

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New technology boosts Parks Photo Competition entries -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cub Cadet showcase new Pro Z series at Saltex 2017 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

British Hardwood Tree Nursery donates young oaks for Lincoln Cathedral roof restoration in 100 years -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Award winning IQ Quarry Garden reimagined at National Memorial Arboretum -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tobermore Hard Landscaping solution specified at British Airways i360 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Liverpool creates World Heritage taskforce

Liverpool

Liverpool has set up a special taskforce to examine how the city can maintain its UNESCO World Heritage Status (WHS). Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has informed Heritage Minister John Glen, MP, of the establishment of the Liverpool World Heritage Board in a bid to work closer with the DCMS to “reset the relationship with UNESCO”. The Mayor has appointed Sir David Henshaw, who was the chief executive at Liverpool City Council when the city received the status in 2004, to lead a team of experts including Sir Neil Cossons, former chair of English Heritage. Joining Sir David and Sir…

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Revegetation, parks and gardens – Basics for city centres and urban environments

For several years now, authorities have realised the importance of urban parks and gardens. Elected representatives, the general public as well as property developers and landscaping entrepreneurs all want to transform today’s towns into green, ecological cities. This aim and challenge permeates Paysalia 2017! Parks and gardens have become “must” living spaces much valued by residents seeking to commune with nature and greener surroundings. To meet this need, communities have adopted “city greening” projects covering many aspects of urban problems and designed to federate locals. Projects aiming to create or rehabilitate urban parks and gardens are a major concern for…

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October issue – Pro Landscaper

INFORM Agenda: Given the threat posed by Xyella Fastidosa, what precautions and protocols should be implemented when procuring trees and shrubs, and who should be responsible for these? News: Our monthly roundup of industry news RHS Green Plan It: The challenge that gets teenagers engaged with garden design returns for a second year Pro Landscaper Business Awards: All the details on the launch of our new awards for recognising excellence in business FutureScape: The seminar programme and floor plan for this year’s event Let’s Hear It From: Peter Cunliffe or Northumbrian Landscaping Ltd Company Profile: Marian Boswall Landscape Architects View…

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Spearheading national thinking on nature

A multi-million pound North West project is spearheading the latest thinking on the environment. The Lancashire Wildlife Trust chief executive Anne Selby said: “The sheer scale of this project is bigger, better and more joined up conservation, creating a resilient, inspirational landscape.” Senior advisor at Natural England Amanda Wright said The Carbon Landscape is “restoring nature, reconnecting people and wildlife and instilling pride in the community – it means more nature for more people.” They were speaking at the launch of the Carbon Landscape at Lancashire Mining Museum, where 70 guests, partners and staff were celebrating a project which will…

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In Bloom success for idverde

Green space management company idverde’s clients are once again celebrating a successful year at the regional In Bloom awards, with 15 Gold Awards, six Silver Gilt, and a Silver Award being awarded to sites which idverde maintains in partnership with its clients and local In Bloom groups. The regional In Bloom awards are part of the wider RHS Britain in Bloom competition, which sees communities across the UK assessed for their efforts in the areas of horticultural achievement, community participation, and environmental responsibility. Those that do well at the regional level may be selected to take part in the RHS…

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Rural groups call for uplift in tree cover

Three leading rural organisations have joined forces to call for “an ambitious uplift in the area of woodland cover in the UK” after Brexit. The Woodland Trust, Country Land & Business Association (CLA) and Confor: promoting forestry and wood said increased tree planting targets should be introduced, “with clear goals for forest cover that reflect the many benefits trees can deliver and that address our present unacceptably low level of woodland cover”. Woodland cover is 13 per cent in the UK, against an EU average of around 35 per cent. In England, it is 10 per cent. The three groups…

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£2.5 million cash boost for garden towns

A £2.5 million cash boost to speed up the delivery of over 155,000 new homes across England, has been announced by the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid on 3 October 2017. Nine locally-led garden town developments, from Bicester to Taunton, will each receive new funding to fast track the build out of these large housing projects. The new funding will support local authorities and communities in delivering ambitious proposals, speeding up the progress of developments through additional dedicated resources and expertise. Garden towns being supported by government are committed to delivering high quality, well-planed and well-designed new communities that will stand…

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Glendale branches out for zoo charity’s appeal

A wildlife conservation charity’s appeal for leafy treats for the inhabitants of ZSL London Zoo has been answered, thanks to national green services provider Glendale. The company responded to a request through the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) from ZSL (Zoological Society of London), which was on the lookout for browsing material. Glendale is now making weekly deliveries of leafy green tree branches to ZSL London Zoo, providing a healthy treat to the Zoo’s many inhabitants, including camels and giraffes. Branches are being sourced from trees within the London Borough of Harrow, including Alder, Lime, Willow and Birch, which are…

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Etesia regional dealer events a great success

Over 50 general managers and sales managers from the Etesia and Pellenc UK dealer network attended the recent dealer conference events which were held at four venues across the country. The regional conferences provided the opportunity to discuss new trading terms, marketing and training as well as to show the latest products which will be officially unveiled at SALTEX 2017 in November. The events were held at Leicester, Gloucestershire, Scotland and Manchester. Etesia UK operations director Les Malin outlined the programme before delegates were invited outside for a working demonstration of the new products. This was followed up with an…

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Smiths’ self binding path gravel

Smiths tells us about their self binding path gravel: For a fairly modest outlay the Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel gives superb results and of sensational quality – with its Cotswold hues and smooth finish, it’s a product that looks good in almost any situation. A perfect product for paths, tracks, walkways and cycle paths in both the domestic, civil and commercial markets. Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel is a very versatile product. It gives a firm compact surface, ideal for where wheeled access is a priority, (for example wheel chairs, golf buggies/trollies or wheelbarrows etc.). But its versatility goes…

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