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Farmers told to plant more forestry to help achieve renewable energy targets

Farmers need to plant more forestry the President of the Irish Bioenergy Association has said. At the launch of a report, which calls on the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten to...

Police say driver’s decision to stuff car full with tree branches is ‘absolute madness’

Aman's decision to fill a car with tree branches to avoid several trips to rubbish tip has been branded "absolute madness" by police. The driver, in his 40s, was reported for a number of driving offences when...

Network Rail won’t fell more trees despite calls from ORR chief

Network Rail will not increase its tree felling programme despite calls from the Chief Inspector of Railways to do so. Chief Inspector of Railways for the Office of Rail and Road Ian Prosser urged Network...

Alarm over toxic pesticide sprayed on Scotland’s woodlands

Scotland’s forests are treated and sprayed every year with hundreds of kilograms of a toxic pesticide blamed for killing bees and butterflies, The Ferret can reveal. Our investigation has uncovered widespread use of the nicotine-based...

Waterford event to promote funding for amenity woodlands

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) Andrew Doyle has announced a series of nationwide events, including one in Waterford, to promote his department's NeighbourWood Scheme. The NeighbourWood Scheme provides...

Public must tell Network Rail to stop tree felling, says charity

The Woodland Trust is calling on the public to raise its voice over the management of the trees along Network Rail lines to stop thousands being cut down without good reason. Dr Nick Atkinson, senior conservation advisor...

Scottish Tree of the Year shortlist unveiled

  The only tree on an island, an elm that travelled the world and a willow from Napoleon Bonaparte’s grave are among the contenders to be named Scotland’s Tree of the Year. Six trees in all...

Former Hawkwell councillors celebrate tree-mendous effort at park

Former Halkwell parish councillors Bill Roger and Ian Foster went to the site at Spencers Park near Clements Hall Leisure Centre, Hawkwell. The pair worked to ensure the area became a community beauty spot by...

CCTV captures thieves stealing chainsaws at Tipton site

  The footage shows two people stealing chainsaws and other equipment from the locked van that belongs to landscape management company Hortech Ltd, which is based in Stone. The incident happened when the car was parked...

An Explanation of Summer Branch Drop

This week one of the large English oak Quercus robur trees situated within the grounds of our head office at Lockington Hall, Derby unexpectedly shed a large lateral branch from its northern crown. As with all...