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    • No more imports of Oak trees from Netherlands, Belgium or Germany
      ! ! No more Quercus imports from the Netherlands, Belgium or Germany…..press release Friday 12th July 2019 from DEFRA.!!
      Tighter restrictions on oak tree imports to come into force.
      Strengthened measures on the import of most species of oak into England are to be introduced to protect native trees from the threat of the tree disease Oak Processionary Moth (OPM).
      The bolstered measures will only permit imports of certain oak trees, including:-
      · Those from OPM free countries.
      · Those from designated pest free areas including Protected Zones (PZ) - an area of the European Union declared free of OPM.
      · Those that have been grown under complete physical protection for their lifetime.
      This Statutory Instrument (SI) – which is due to be introduced in Parliament shortly– builds on measures introduced in August 2018 and applies to all oak trees, except cork oak, over a certain size. 
      The restrictions will cover both imports from overseas and the movement of trees from areas of the country where OPM is already present – in London and surrounding counties.
      At the Barcham Trees nursery in Cambridgeshire, UK, we have been enforcing a strict Biosecurity Policy for a number of years.  
      Our trees are supplied free of OPM. Visit www.barchampro.co.uk
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    • Do you have a facebook page that you regularly post on? I am keen to get some metrics on the success rate of this form of advertising. To make it simple if you could select the percentage of requests you get that lead on to an actual job please
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    • We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Sawmillers Directory and we have a special offer for anyone taking out a listing within the first 2 weeks of its launch. Our regular price is £36 for 12 months but for anyone signing up before June 14th you will get 18 months for the price of 12, that works out at just £1.66 per month!
      The need for a sawmill directory was originally discussed right here on the Arbtalk forum. We have embraced the idea and developed a fully functioning directory of sawmills covering the UK and Ireland. We hope to make it easier than ever for customers to find a sawmill business, either static or mobile, to mill their timber into a useable product. 
      Ideal for chainsaw mills
      Do you have a chainsaw mill and want to find more work? Perhaps you are struggling to get ahead of your more established competitors on google?
      Sawmillers listings help you target customers with specific needs, such as a chainsaw mill needed for milling timber in an enclosed garden.
      So why not take advantage of this special offer and list your business now. Simply click on the add listing button at https://sawmillers.co.uk 
      See some of our existing sawmill business listings

      Sign up now at SAWMILLERS
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    • 150 ft Redwood Removal - Italy
      3 minute video of a Sequoia being brought down next to a house in Italy. Video starts slow (mostly pics), but hold out for the second half which shows most of the video footage. These guys do a great job, with some interesting ideas of getting the timber to the ground in what looks like a very confined area. Watch out for the big piece being lowered at 1.13
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    • Some housing developers have submitted a Planning Application to build 1,540 houses right next to Alvecote Wood ancient woodland in North Warwickshire, near Tamworth. My wife and I have owned the wood for 11 years, now, and we knew it was coming, but this is bigger than was originally proposed, and that was already terrifying!
      Alvecote Wood is an ancient woodland voted the Best Managed Small Woodland in England by the RFS a few years ago. It was also the first licensee under the new Grown in Britain scheme promoting sustainable forestry in the UK with a supply chain linked to it. There is more information on the Alvecote Wood website and Facebook page:
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