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Arboriculture News 18th June 2019
 

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Analysis
 
What do tree managers need to know about Defra's ash strategy?
What do tree managers need to know about Defra's ash strategy?
 
News
 
Defra issues plea for oak processionary moth vigilance after Dutch interception Woodland managers, land owners, the forest industry and tree nurseries are being urged to remain vigilant after the Plant Health Service intercepted a finding of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) caterpillars on turkey oak trees imported from the Netherlands on 11 June Defra issues plea for oak processionary moth vigilance after Dutch interception
 
 
Council tree maintenance contract up for grabs in West Midlands A West Midlands local authority is inviting tenders for a £450,000, two-year tree maintenance contract. Council tree maintenance contract up for grabs in West Midlands
 
 
Scotland "smashes" tree planting targets with five-sixths of UK total Scotland saw 11,200 hectares of new forest planting in 2018/19, well ahead of the official annual target 10,000ha, new figures published today (13 June) show. Scotland "smashes" tree planting targets with five-sixths of UK total
 
 
John Parker to take up formal role with Arboricultural Association The Arboricultural Association has appointed John Parker, one of the best-known figures in the UK arb industry, as a senior technical officer. John Parker to take up formal role with Arboricultural Association
 
 
North Somerset Council tenders for grounds and tree maintenance services North Somerset Council is offering two maintenance contracts worth up to £25 million over 14 years. North Somerset Council tenders for grounds and tree maintenance services
 
 
Contractor sought for A-road tree condition surveys Highways England is looking for a contractor to carry out tree condition surveys, together valued at £26,000, on two major A-roads in southern England. Contractor sought for A-road tree condition surveys
 
 
Council seeks dashcam footage of vandals who girdled roadside trees Salford City Council said it will have to fell two "huge" roadside trees after vandals ring-barked them for no apparent reason. Council seeks dashcam footage of vandals who girdled roadside trees
 
 
Worsley reappointed Tree Champion with remit to boost planting The Government has confirmed the re-appointment of Sir William Worsley as its Tree Champion for a further year. Worsley reappointed Tree Champion with remit to boost planting
 
 
Hillier supplies disease-free elms to council Hillier Trees has recently supported Coventry City Council and a local residents' group in their quest to maintain feature trees in Stoke Green Park. Hillier supplies disease-free elms to council
 
 
Sector recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List A Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) medal has been awarded to Shireen Chambers FICFor, Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2019. Sector recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List
 
 
Take care to match new limes with old, researchers say Most of the "heritage" lime trees planted in the UK are of three particular varieties, and managers should consider genotyping existing trees when replacing or adding to them to maintain uniformity, a new research paper argues. Take care to match new limes with old, researchers say
 
HW Business Awards
 
Shortlist announced for the Horticulture Week Business Awards 2019 Horticulture Week is delighted to announce the names of the outstanding businesses shortlisted for the Horticulture Week Business Awards 2019. Shortlist announced for the Horticulture Week Business Awards 2019
 
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UK arboriculture businesses are "doing more for less" hears HW's Top 30 Arboriculture Business report
UK arboriculture businesses are "doing more for less" hears HW's Top 30 Arboriculture Business report
 
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