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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

Family business

Family business

Watch out for key challenges, says Neville Stein.

Business Planning - Succession planning: thinking ahead

Business Planning - Succession planning: thinking ahead

How will your business fill key leadership roles and map its future after you leave? asks Neville Stein.

Kit tests - Wheeled & handheld brushcutters

Kit tests - Wheeled & handheld brushcutters

With so many brands our kit testers at Cannington had their work cut out over two days, Sally Drury reports.

Kit test: Stump grinders

Kit test: Stump grinders

How will this selection of machines cope with conditions at Westonbirt Arboretum? Sally Drury finds out.

Business Planning - Raising finance to expand your business

Business Planning - Raising finance to expand your business

There are various funding options for budding entrepreneurs but preparation is key, says Neville Stein.

Market report - Woodchippers

Market report - Woodchippers

Last winter's gales saw tree teams busy clearing fallen timber from roads and railways. To help remove the debris, woodchippers were in big demand, with new machines flying out of the stores and hire companies struggling to cope with demand. This winter, with the jet stream pushing storms in from the Atlantic, activity in the woodchipper market is again brisk, additionally fuelled by new models.

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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