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AccordingToBarrell...Tree protection must be brought up to date

AccordingToBarrell...Tree protection must be brought up to date

Protecting trees through tree preservation orders was historically a good idea but the modern reality is somewhat different. Similarly, conservation areas effectively protect local character, but to apply those same principles to trees is a step too far.

Sargent's Solutions: Fresh eyes on the labour challenge

Sargent's Solutions: Fresh eyes on the labour challenge

Do you really need an extra pair of hands to cope with your workload or should you consider revamping your offer? Alan Sargent weighs up the options

Sinclair sold to Westland Horticulture

William Sinclair Horticulture has been sold out of administration to Westland Horticulture.

Sector makes joint pledge towards more resilient forests

Sector makes joint pledge towards more resilient forests

Representatives of the forestry industry, landowners and tree nurseries have agreed a plan of action to secure more resilient woodlands to benefit both business and wildlife in a changing climate.

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Seabrook On ... Biographies reveal secret behind success

Seabrook On ... Biographies reveal secret behind success

Two recently released biographies - Chasing Spring by Ernest Wertheim with Linda Hamilton and Barton Grange: A Topping Tale by Carole Knight and Ian Topping - should be stocked and listed as essential reading at all horticultural college libraries.

Rising value of green roofs adding benefits

Rising value of green roofs adding benefits

This summer saw the launch of HW's Landscape4Places campaign designed to highlight the crucial role of landscaping in creating places truly valued by those who work, live and play there.

According to Edwards...Why plant health is being taken more seriously

According to Edwards...Why plant health is being taken more seriously

Ash dieback, or more accurately the British public's reaction to it, marked a change in the way we consider plant health.


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Battle Town Council

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

Closing date: 7th July 2015