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Analysis

Do we possess the tools to prove trees' benefits?

Do we possess the tools to prove trees' benefits?

Further evidence needed to fully value functions, according to Forestry Commission's study.

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How To Buy...

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.

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

Hedge trimmers

Hedge trimmers

Battery power continues to drive the market for new machines but is there still a place for petrol models? Sally Drury finds out.

Reviewed: Brushcutters

Reviewed: Brushcutters

New machines from Echo, Makita, Stihl, Tanaka and Canycom Samurai reflect the huge variety of models but how do our reviewers rate them? Sally Drury reports.

What options will apprentice levy open up for horticulture?

What options will apprentice levy open up for horticulture?

Next month's introduction of the Government apprenticeship levy could offer good value for money for horticultural businesses, Rachel Anderson discovers.

Blowers: the options

Blowers: the options

These machines offer busy grounds staff far more uses than just simply tidying up leaves, Sally Drury explains

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.