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Buyers' guide - Lending trees support

Buyers' guide - Lending trees support

Young, newly-planted trees need all the support and protection they can get, writes Sally Drury.

Buyers' guide - Tree stakes and ties

Buyers' guide - Tree stakes and ties

The size of the planting stock will determine which support system to use, Sally Drury advises.

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.


Arboriculture In Depth

Market report - Chainsaws

Market report - Chainsaws

Changing demand has driven the development of electric, cordless and petrol models, Sally Drury finds.

Business Planning - Cash flow monitoring will always pay off

Business Planning - Cash flow monitoring will always pay off

The reality check that is cash flow planning will ensure your business stays afloat, says Neville Stein.

How will horticulture fare in 2015?

How will horticulture fare in 2015?

After a wet start, a long, mild season brought benefits for many sectors of horticulture last year. But what of prospects for 2015? Matthew Appleby, Sarah Cosgrove, Sally Drury and Gavin McEwan report.

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.

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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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GCA Conference 2015

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