These battery and petrol pole saws help arborists keep their feet on the ground but which will the students at Bridgwater College prefer? Sally Drury finds out.
Aecom Basingstoke & Leeds
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council West Midlands
Nursery Grower Technical Manager
MorePeople England, West Sussex
Regional Trials Manager - West Midlands
De Lacy Executive West Midlands
Guildford College Guildford, Surrey
Details of the latest machines currently being offered by the major suppliers in the market, collated by Sally Drury.
Young and newly planted trees need protection against a range of threats to their successful establishment, says Sally Drury.
Various options are available to support young trees, Sally Drury explains.
There are various different methods to provide support for trees depending on their size and location, Sally Drury explains.
Piles of material at Bridgwater College presented a perfect opportunity to test a selection of new and updated machines, writes Sally Drury.
Finding uses for waste material is a great way for businesses to add more to their offer and there is a range of machines that can help, Sally Drury explains.
This year's Saltex will be looking to build on the success of last year by packing in a multitude of exhibitors and sessions over the two days, Sally Drury reports.
Successful relocations can see even big trees flourish while costing less than buying new stock, says Sally Drury.
Control strategies mainly focus on larval stages.
Import controls and nursery inspections are crucial tools for keeping stock healthy and enabling sales.
With action difficult and labour intensive, accurate identification of this root disease is key to tackling infection.
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.
Read on for the latest Pest & Disease Tracker Alert.
Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni on Prunus Laurocerasus.