New changes made last week to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which underpins local planning decisions, means this now gives ancient trees and woods the highest possible protection from development.
The prolonged warm dry weather over most of the UK this summer increases the likelihood of "summer branch drop" (SBD) from mature trees, a leading arboricultural consultant has warned.
Three presentations in Parliament from the horticulture industry this spring and summer have summed up how the Government could help - by giving incentives to grow, creating a new seasonal workers scheme and supporting biosecurity and apprenticeships.
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Principal Arboriculture Officer
Oxfordshire County Council County Hall, Oxford
Deputy Head of Grounds Maintenance
University of Reading Reading, Berkshire
ZSL London Zoo London (Central), London (Greater)
Director Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Hampshire County Council Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey
Experienced Organic Gardener – Live Out
Private Estate - South Warkwickshire Warwickshire
Battery chainsaws offer many advantages while innovative technology shelps the latest petrol models meet emissions standards, writes Sally Drury.
How do the latest battery models shape up against new petrol chainsaws when tested at Bridgwater College? Sally Drury reports.
The revolution in battery powered equipment continues apace with more manufacturers offering ever-improving machines, Sally Drury reports.
Winner - Barrell Tree Consultancy
Winner - Glendale
Winner - The Conservation Volunteers & OVO Energy
Control strategies mainly focus on larval stages.
Import controls and nursery inspections are crucial tools for keeping stock healthy and enabling sales.
With action difficult and labour intensive, accurate identification of this root disease is key to tackling infection.
- P.G.RIX FARMS HIGHAM HALL FIELD, STRATFORD ST MARY, COLCHESTER, ESSEX NEAR CO7 6JX
- Boskoop / Holland
- Farm Lane, Lower Withington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DU UK