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Seabrook on...Unnecessary meetings strike a raw nerve

Seabrook on...Unnecessary meetings strike a raw nerve

Back contractors' skills efforts

Back contractors' skills efforts

The Heritage Lottery Fund's State of UK Public Parks report, published this summer, brought to the fore the universality of the risks facing parks across the UK following a decline in public spending "potentially greater and more rapid than that faced during the late 1970s to early 1990s".

Farrer On ... Unified working to ensure sustainability

Farrer On ... Unified working to ensure sustainability

When we talk about sustainability, trying to build momentum at home in the UK seems a daunting endeavour.

According to Dixon...Plants better than drugs to combat stress

According to Dixon...Plants better than drugs to combat stress

Living and working with plants alleviates stress far more effectively than drugs. That was the message given by Reading GP William Bird to Brisbane's International Horticulture Congress.

According To Barrell ... Working together to bring trees to people

According To Barrell ... Working together to bring trees to people

Delegates at the Arboricultural Association's 50th Anniversary Conference (www.trees.org.uk) were treated to a stream of eminent physicians and researchers all aligned to one theme. The body of emerging evidence is compelling: the quality of human health is inextricably linked to proximity with nature.

Supporting product innovation

Supporting product innovation

This issue sees the launch of the inaugural What Kit? Product of the Year Awards from the WhatKit? and Horticulture Week teams. This exciting new awards scheme will celebrate the very best in professional kit and machinery for turf, grounds, arboriculture and landscape professionals.

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