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Tested and reviewed - Arboriculture kit

Tested and reviewed - Arboriculture kit

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.

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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. But if you are in the market for a chainsaw, how do you pick the best out of the hundreds of options available?

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

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.

Tree stakes and ties

Tree stakes and ties

There are various different methods to provide support for trees depending on their size and location, Sally Drury explains.

Building a better case for natural flood management

Building a better case for natural flood management

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.

Reviewed - Woodchippers

Reviewed - Woodchippers

Piles of material at Bridgwater College presented a perfect opportunity to test a selection of new and updated machines, writes Sally Drury.

Stump grinders & log splitters

Stump grinders & log splitters

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.

IoG Saltex 2016 - show preview

IoG Saltex 2016 - show preview

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.

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.