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Analysis

Could a new 'pooled' local authority arb contract be a model for others?

Could a new 'pooled' local authority arb contract be a model for others?

Hertfordshire-based Gristwood & Toms' "jointly procured single-supplier framework contract" for three London boroughs could serve as a model for other authorities wishing to make efficiencies in an age of ever tighter public spending.

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Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2017 - the winners!

Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2017 winners.

How To Buy...

Buyers' guide - chainsaws

Buyers' guide - chainsaws

Chainsaw sales are buoyant at the moment; it's that time of year. Winter gale damage needs clearing and firewood preparing.

Buyers' guide - Woodchippers

Buyers' guide - Woodchippers

Details of the latest machines currently being offered by the major suppliers in the market, collated by Sally Drury.

How to buy - Tree guards and shelters

How to buy - Tree guards and shelters

Young and newly planted trees need protection against a range of threats to their successful establishment, says Sally Drury.


In depth

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: pedestrian and tractor-mounted kit

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: pedestrian and tractor-mounted kit

These machines offer a step up in power for those tackling bigger clean-up jobs and can help to keep costs down, Sally Drury explains.

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best gardens or arboretum team

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best gardens or arboretum team

Winner - Woburn Gardens team, Woburn Abbey

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best gardens or arboretum (six-plus staff)

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best gardens or arboretum (six-plus staff)

Winner - Trentham Gardens, St Modwen

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best urban tree initiative

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best urban tree initiative

Winner - iCo Green, London Borough of Islington

Pest & Disease Management Factsheets

Pest & Disease Management - Caterpillars affecting ornamentals growers

Pest & Disease Management - Caterpillars affecting ornamentals growers

Control strategies mainly focus on larval stages.

Notifiable pests & diseases

Notifiable pests & diseases

Import controls and nursery inspections are crucial tools for keeping stock healthy and enabling sales.

Pest & Disease Management - Honey fungus

Pest & Disease Management - Honey fungus

With action difficult and labour intensive, accurate identification of this root disease is key to tackling infection.