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The significance of the new Charter for Trees

The significance of the new Charter for Trees

This November, on the 800th anniversary of the signing of this ancient document, a new Charter for Trees, Woods and People is being launched by The Woodland Trust.

Can green walls help tackle pollution health risks?

Can green walls help tackle pollution health risks?

It is one of the world's most prolific killers. Air pollution causes more than seven-million deaths globally every year, according to the World Health Organization.

How will reduced apple and pear harvests hit the industry?

How will reduced apple and pear harvests hit the industry?

This spring, many top-fruit growers in the UK and across Europe were dismayed to discover that swathes of their orchards had been hit by frost.

Are garden centres taking business from department stores?

Are garden centres taking business from department stores?

Can other garden centres learn from Petersham Nurseries and the fusion of retail elements in its new Covent Garden outlet?

Why green roof pioneers are looking to metro mayors to pick up the baton

Why green roof pioneers are looking to metro mayors to pick up the baton

The recently launched UK Green Roof Market, First Assessment report has uncovered an area of significant growth for the landscape industry.

Parks funding solutions for cash-strapped local authorities

Parks funding solutions for cash-strapped local authorities

When it comes to the much-debated future for public parks it is often said there is no one-size-fits-all solution.


Latest news

Sheffield black poplar planting aims to establish breeding population

Sheffield black poplar planting aims to establish breeding population

A Sheffield City Council initiative is aiming to boost populations of a threatened native tree.

All UK shortlist announced for Cambridge-to-Oxford growth corridor placemaking competition

All UK shortlist announced for Cambridge-to-Oxford growth corridor placemaking competition

The National Infrastructure Commission and Malcolm Reading Consultants has announced the shortlist for The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition and all are based in the UK.

Integrated pest management in orchards "as good for biodiversity as organic"

Integrated pest management in orchards "as good for biodiversity as organic"

Integrated pest management in apple orchards is no worse for biodiversity than fully organic systems, according to new research from New Zealand.

Gardman appoints sales director

Gardman appoints sales director

Gardman has appointed Mark Portman as group sales director.

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Opinion... Blurring of the truth in rude health

Opinion... Blurring of the truth in rude health

I found myself recently thumbing an old copy of George Orwell's 1984. Flicking through, much of what is unfolding today chimes with my memory of the book.

Opinion... System must support home produce

Opinion... System must support home produce

Continuous food supplies are cornerstones of social well-being. Even minor blips like last winter's disruption of fresh produce supplies from Iberia become "media disasters".

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Opinion... Unbeatable delight of quality plants

Viewing top-quality plants, both growing and on sale, always gives me pleasure.