Monday, July 13, 2020
EST 2019

Category: UK

2020 Arboricultural Association Conference Postponed

“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.”

By Forestry Times , in Events UK , at June 22, 2020

Consultation launched on the England Tree Strategy

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.

By Forestry Times , in UK , at June 22, 2020

Climate change: Wales lags behind on planting new trees

Wales is falling behind the rest of the UK in planting trees to tackle climate change, official statistics show. About 80 hectares of new woodland were planted in 2019-20, the lowest number for a decade. Forestry experts said the figure – which amounts to just 4% of the Welsh Government’s target of 2,000 hectares a year – was “clearly disappointing”. The government said it was taking “significant steps” to increase tree cover.

By Forestry Times , in UK , at June 16, 2020

GreenMech service seals the deal for The Living Forest

For Kent-based arb contractors The Living Forest, the quality of the customer service they receive from suppliers is just as important as the quality of the machinery itself. And that’s why, when it comes to their choice of woodchipper, it’s GreenMech that wins the day. With three tracked and trailed machines currently on the fleet, their reliability – coupled with the back-up support received – sees further investment on the horizon.

By Forestry Times , in UK , at June 13, 2020


Thanks to its low-noise operation, the BGA 200 can also be operated without restriction in noise-sensitive areas and can be used without hearing protection. The blowing force has three different settings, which can easily be selected by the user via a selector switch. Furthermore, the user can easily adjust the length of the nozzle to meet different requirements and operating situations with the help of a quick adjustment system.

By Forestry Times , in TECH UK , at June 9, 2020