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The distinctive horse chestnut on Billing Road stands inside the grounds of Abington Dental Surgery, and is so large it drapes its branches over the surgery’s car park walls and hangs over the pavement. It is even under a tree protection order by the council.
“This was an extremely difficult decision for us to make and is hugely disappointing for everyone. It is impossible to predict what the national situation will look like in the first week of September, but our feeling is that even if restrictions have been fully or partially lifted by then, it will still be extremely difficult to go ahead with this event in its ordinary format. We are still working on the details, but our intention is for the Trees and Society theme and all of the fantastic speakers which we have already confirmed to be transferred to Conference 2021.”
THE family that owns Studley Sawmills near Calne says it plans to repair the damage caused by Wednesday’s major fire and resume work as soon as possible.
A total of 13 fire crews battled the blaze at Vastern Timber at Studley just after 10am yesterday after it is believed the fire started in an extractor and spread to a storage unit.
As emergency services battled the blaze, plumes of dense black smoke spread across the countryside and nearby residents were asked to keep their windows closed.
Plans to accelerate tree planting and improve the management of our existing trees and woodlands are underway as the government recently (19 June) launched a consultation to inform a new England Tree Strategy.
Everyone – from farmers, foresters and land managers, experts and environmental organisations, to members of the public – is being invited to give their views on the future creation and management of our trees, woodlands and forests.