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Buyers' guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Buyers' guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Having the right machine to clear away debris can save you a lot of time and effort, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Chainsaws

Buyers' guide - Chainsaws

Your experience and training are key factors when it comes to choosing a chainsaw, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Brushcutters

Buyers' guide - Brushcutters

The terrain and nature of the job will dictate which machine you should be using, Sally Drury explains.


Arboriculture In Depth

Apprenticeships - Trailblazers emerge

Apprenticeships - Trailblazers emerge

Industry bodies have been setting up trailblazer groups to establish horticulture apprenticeships under the Government's new framework, Jonathan Tilley reports.

Market report - PPE and arboriculture kit

Market report - PPE and arboriculture kit

Wearing the right kit to stay safe while on the job no longer precludes looking smart, Sally Drury reports.

Market report - Stump grinders & log splitters

Market report - Stump grinders & log splitters

The latest models have been designed to get the job done faster and more easily, Sally Drury explains.

Market report - Tree lifting, moving & planting

Market report - Tree lifting, moving & planting

There are plenty of reasons why we should plant trees and increasingly we want to plant big trees. There are also plenty of sound reasons why, later in a tree's life, we should go to great lengths to dig them up and replant them elsewhere.

Trees and shrubs: Changing needs

Trees and shrubs: Changing needs

Construction recovery has led to a record year for many growers but project cost and other pressures are changing the types of stock specified, Jonathan Tilley reports.

IoG Saltex 2014 - the show with it all

IoG Saltex 2014 - the show with it all

Want a new mower? Or a tractor? Or perhaps a chainsaw or even swings and outdoor fitness equipment? Then the Institute of Groundsmanship's (IoG) Saltex exhibition is the place to be - it is the show with it all.

What Kit

Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

Pest & Disease Management Factsheets

Pest & Disease Management - Honey fungus

Pest & Disease Management - Honey fungus

With action difficult and labour intensive, accurate identification of this root disease is key to tackling infection.

Pest & Disease Management - Ash dieback

Pest & Disease Management - Ash dieback

Ash dieback is caused primarily by the fungal disease Chalara fraxinea. The number of infected trees in Europe has risen over the past few years, partly due to wet summer weather.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Peach leaf curl

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Peach leaf curl

Despite its limited impact on plant health, this fungal infection can cause customers to reject plants.


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