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Analysis

Promise of better protection for ancient woodlands

Promise of better protection for ancient woodlands

Tree and woodland groups have welcomed plans in last week's housing white paper to amend the National Planning Policy Framework so as to give "ancient woodland and aged and veteran trees" explicit protection from development.

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How To Buy...

Buyers' guide - chainsaws

Buyers' guide - chainsaws

Chainsaw sales are buoyant at the moment; it's that time of year. Winter gale damage needs clearing and firewood preparing.

Buyers' guide - Woodchippers

Buyers' guide - Woodchippers

Details of the latest machines currently being offered by the major suppliers in the market, collated by Sally Drury.

How to buy - Tree guards and shelters

How to buy - Tree guards and shelters

Young and newly planted trees need protection against a range of threats to their successful establishment, says Sally Drury.


Arboriculture In Depth

How will apprenticeship levy impact horticulture business?

How will apprenticeship levy impact horticulture business?

Next month's introduction of the Government apprenticeship levy could offer good value for money for horticultural businesses, Rachel Anderson discovers.

Blowers: the options

Blowers: the options

These machines offer busy grounds staff far more uses than just simply tidying up leaves, Sally Drury explains

Waste management

Waste management

Right now is the ideal time to improve how you handle waste material and doing so could deliver benefits, Sally Drury explains

Maximising long-term value of urban amenity trees

Maximising long-term value of urban amenity trees

Optimum lifespan for street trees at odds with felling policy of Sheffield City Council.

Tree guards and shelters

Tree guards and shelters

The right protection is essential to ensure successful establishment but which type should you choose? Sally Drury examines the options.

What's in store for arboriculture in 2017?

What's in store for arboriculture in 2017?

Biosecurity, contractor scheme, electric equipment, flood mitigation and pest threats.

Pest & Disease Management Factsheets

Pest & Disease Management - Caterpillars

Pest & Disease Management - Caterpillars

Control strategies mainly focus on larval stages.

Notifiable pests & diseases

Notifiable pests & diseases

Import controls and nursery inspections are crucial tools for keeping stock healthy and enabling sales.

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.