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Arboriculture News 22nd September 2017
 

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Analysis
 
What practical measures can stop novel tree pests and diseases proliferating?
What practical measures can stop novel tree pests and diseases proliferating?
This week's Arboricultural Association amenity conference gave delegates a range of perspectives and advice on how to minimise the seemingly relentless spread of exotic tree pests and diseases.
 
News
 
London mayor urges rethink on borough tree felling plan [updated] London mayor Sadiq Khan has written to the leader of Wandsworth Council urging a rethink on its planned felling of Chestnut Avenue on Tooting Common. London mayor urges rethink on borough tree felling plan [updated]
 
 
Injections and soil amendments "can boost trees' resilience" A range of available products can enhance trees' resistance to pest and disease attack, according to Dr Glynn Percival, who manages Bartlett Tree Experts' laboratory at the University of Reading. Injections and soil amendments "can boost trees' resilience"
 
 
London Assembly Environment Committee to examine Draft Environmental Strategy The London Assembly Environment Committee will tomorrow hold the first of two meetings examining all topics in the London Mayor's Draft Environment Strategy. London Assembly Environment Committee to examine Draft Environmental Strategy
 
 
Campaigners fight to save Bethnal Green Mulberry from development A petition to save what is believed to be the oldest tree in the East End of London from development has garnered 2,400 signatures. Campaigners fight to save Bethnal Green Mulberry from development
 
 
Lottery funding to preserve Atlantic woodlands and their lichens A new project led by conservation charity Plantlife to protect ancient trees and coastal woodlands in South-west England has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) development funding of £82,500. Lottery funding to preserve Atlantic woodlands and their lichens
 
 
"Forest therapy" found to lower workers' blood pressure The latest evidence supporting the therapeutic benefits of woodland activity shows sustained reduction in blood pressure, including in those suffering from high blood pressure. "Forest therapy" found to lower workers' blood pressure
 
Trees and hedging special
 
Tree planting guide - three basic rules Choosing the right plant, correct planting procedure and best aftercare are the three basic rules for sucessful tree planting, Sally Drury explains. Tree planting guide - three basic rules
 
 
Tree planting - what are the benefits of planting trees? Mitigating climate change, providing windbreaks and reducing the risk of soil erosion are some of the best reasons for planting trees, says Sally Drury. Tree planting - what are the benefits of planting trees?
 
 
Tree and shrubs - nursery market Growers are more optimistic now that garden designers and landscape architects are seeking more mature trees and shrubs, writes Sally Drury. Tree and shrubs - nursery market
 
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