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Improving biodiversity central to Husqvarna’s approach

Improving biodiversity central to Husqvarna’s approach

Husqvarna has announced the launch of a new international biodiversity advisory board that will “share knowledge” to create more wildlife-friendly landscapes. Yvette Henshall-Bell, president global professional at Husqvarna, said that the company wanted to “play a part in safeguarding biodiversity”. The forward-thinking board will be chaired by...

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Husqvarna unveils “futuristic” vision for 2023

Husqvarna unveils “futuristic” vision for 2023

A new design concept has been revealed for utilising robots and artificial intelligence to maintain urban environments in the next decade. Husqvarna unveiled its plans for Strix, a smart robotic shuttle carrying an autonomous workforce for green space management, at its recent Living City conference in Paris. The robots, that will use artificial...

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Chris Churchman launches new climate awareness not-for-profit

Chris Churchman launches new climate awareness not-for-profit

Chris Churchman, co-founder of Churchman Thornhill Finch, has now left the practice to launch a not-for-profit aimed at raising public awareness on the value of nature in offsetting the climate crisis. Cquester is being established with a new website, and a panel of like-minded specialists – from farmers and funders to economists and...

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Provender Nurseries launches design competition for customers

Provender Nurseries launches design competition for customers

Provender Nurseries is asking its customers to put forward a design for a large new border on its site in Kent, following its recent expansion into an adjoining paddock field. Entrants to the competition are being asked to only use plants from the Proven Winners® range to create the border, and the winning design will be planted up as a living...

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Nottinghamshire tree nursery celebrates 50 years

Nottinghamshire tree nursery celebrates 50 years

A Nottinghamshire tree nursery celebrates 50 years. Green Mile Trees, established in 1973 when founder Anthony Scott closed on a deal with Winchester-based Hillier Nurseries to grow trees commercially, and supply the Midlands and more northerly landscape and wholesale trades. The family-run business now operates from its over 70-acre nursery in...

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Cement substitute “unlikely” to reduce global emissions

Cement substitute “unlikely” to reduce global emissions

An ingredient used to create ‘greener’ concrete might not be as effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions as first hoped. Ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) is a by-product of the iron and steel industry and has become an increasingly popular replacement for the carbon intensive Portland cement clinker, which is produced in kilns...

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The HTA welcomes inquiry into Urban Green Spaces

The HTA welcomes inquiry into Urban Green Spaces

The House of Common Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee has launched an Inquiry into Urban Green Spaces in response to data that shows the number of people living in urban areas in the UK is expected to increase over the next decade. The total provision of green spaces is expected to decline as a result of infrastructure...

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Little Interviews Expanded – Robert Myers 

Little Interviews Expanded – Robert Myers 

At Pro Landscaper, we have been investigating the link between therapy and horticulture. Speaking with a few key members of the community and getting their opinions and perspectives on how horticulture could be contributing to the nation’s mental health, and how the industry could take this further.  Read the full article in the September issue...

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Project Giving Back extends its RHS Chelsea support to 2026

Project Giving Back extends its RHS Chelsea support to 2026

Project Giving Back (PGB) has extended its support of gardens for good causes at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to 2025 and 2026. Established in 2021, PGB pledged to fund 42 gardens at RHS Chelsea in 2022, 2023 and 2024, with an original investment of around £12m. The charity supported 15 gardens at this year's event, including several award...

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Green Tree Badge initiative launched to inspire millions of children

Green Tree Badge initiative launched to inspire millions of children

Together The Royal Forestry Society and Bags of Ethics has launched a new Green Tree Badge initiative, to support millions of children nationwide get involved with the world of trees.  The national initiative aims to support millions of children's engagement with trees andstrengthen their understanding of the important role trees have in the...

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Jack Skinner joins Blakedown Landscapes’ senior management team

Jack Skinner joins Blakedown Landscapes’ senior management team

Blakedown Landscapes is strengthening its management team with the introduction of Jack Skinner as senior contracts manager. The horticulturist brings a wealth of experience to the new role, the most recent being helping to launch and then heading up Maylim Landscapes, Maylim’s soft landscaping arm, over a year ago. Prior to this, Skinner had...

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When root barrier is the solution

When root barrier is the solution

Root barriers can prove a key asset in landscaping and construction projects. Used in a targeted way, long-term cost-saving benefits can be gained by eliminating maintenance repairs caused by root damage. However, they can also play a role in preventing legal disputes by stopping root encroachment onto neighbouring land. Installing a bamboo...

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TASK Academy celebrates one-year anniversary

TASK Academy celebrates one-year anniversary

More than 200 students have taken part in more than 50 landscaping and horticultural courses at TASK Academy over the last 12 months. The independent training centre in Worcestershire was established a year ago to help tackle the industry’s skills shortage. Since its launch in September 2022, TASK Academy has doubled in size and has launched a...

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Andy Sturgeon Design plans approved for Canada Water development

Andy Sturgeon Design plans approved for Canada Water development

Southwark Council has given planning permission to Andy Sturgeon Design for the development of the Canada Water Eastern Dockside in London. It is part of a wider 1.5 million sq ft commercially-led scheme at Canada Water Dockside, one of the London’s largest developments, led by Art-Invest Real Estate. London-based studio Andy Sturgeon Design won...

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From Chelsea to the Biome, the Fauna, and Flora Garden

From Chelsea to the Biome, the Fauna, and Flora Garden

Working closely with conservation partners in over 40 countries, saving nature and boosting awareness, Fauna and Flora focuses on protecting and restoring habitats, saving species from extinction, and developing sustainable livelihoods for those living closest to nature. Cornish-based Garden designer, Jilayne Rickards approached Fauna & Flora...

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