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.
Assistant Forestry & Environmental Consultant
Redfox Executive Selection Northamptonshire
Redfox Executive Selection South East England
Tree Safety Supervisor
Longleat Enterprises Ltd Warminster, Wiltshire
Deputy Arboricultural Operative - F241
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Private Estate: Oxfordshire
Chainsaw sales are buoyant at the moment; it's that time of year. Winter gale damage needs clearing and firewood preparing. But if you are in the market for a chainsaw, how do you pick the best out of the hundreds of options available?
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.
Biosecurity, contractor scheme, electric equipment, flood mitigation and pest threats.
There are various different methods to provide support for trees depending on their size and location, Sally Drury explains.
The Government has announced £15m to fund "natural flood management" measures, on top of a £170m package in the chancellor's Autumn Statement to increase infrastructure resilience against rising flood risk, following pressure for such a move from inside and outside Parliament.
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.
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.
Read on for the latest Pest & Disease Tracker Alert.
Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni on Prunus Laurocerasus.