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How to buy - Chainsaws

How to buy - Chainsaws

Your choice of machine will depend on the user as well as the job, Sally Drury explains.

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.


Arboriculture In Depth

Apprenticeships - Trailblazer progress

Apprenticeships - Trailblazer progress

Consultation on the trailblazers programme has seen broad acceptance of the new apprenticeship scheme from the horticulture industry, Jack Shamash writes.

Business Planning - Benchmarking: improved performance

Business Planning - Benchmarking: improved performance

Measure within an area where you know you are underperforming, Neville Stein recommends.

Industry welcomes political continuity ... garden cities more likely to go ahead

Industry welcomes political continuity ... garden cities more likely to go ahead

Election outcome buoys business confidence but concerns raised over more cuts to local authority parks' budgets.

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.

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.


Latest tenders

Battle Town Council

is looking for expressions of interest for the development of a cemetery extension.

Closing date: 7th July 2015

Forthcoming Events

Association of Labour Providers (ALP)

  • Various UK Locations

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

  • Hampton Court Palace, London

The East Midlands Potato Day 2015

  • QV Foods, Manor Farm, Holbeach Hurn, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 8LW, UK.