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Working with two ropes… the lowdown

Unless you’ve had your head too far up in the clouds recently, then undoubtedly you’ll have heard that the HSE now insist all climbers have two lines, and ideally two independent anchor points, whilst carrying out tree work at height.

The team at Landmark Trading have been keeping a finger on the pulse of this hotly debated subject and we’ve set out a summary below.

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Posted in Product Reviews By Jessica Davis on Wednesday, 11th March 2020
Buyers Guide to Tree Planting

Trees tend to grow slowly and the management of tree stock is a long-term process that requires careful planning. Once trees leave the nursery, they are highly vulnerable and must be planted correctly to give them the best possible chance of thriving in their new environment.

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Posted By Jessica Davis on Wednesday, 29th May 2019
Will Brexit affect the UK's Health and Safety Regulations?

Great Britain has solidified its reputation as having one of the best health and safety records in the world. Together with the EU, this country has created and implemented legislation that aims to mitigate health and safety risks, both on the business and consumer side.

As the UK government prepares to leave the EU in a few months, speculations on how it will affect the country’s laws on health and safety abound. Will Brexit affect the industries that need to abide by EU rules on health and safety? And if so, how huge will the impact be?

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Posted By Jessica Davis on Wednesday, 15th May 2019
Rewilding in the UK: What is it and why is it Important?

Before the industrial revolution, much of the UK was wild and unkempt; home to many native species that have long since disappeared and many more that are now in rapid decline. 

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Posted By Jessica Davis on Wednesday, 1st May 2019
The UK’s Most beautiful forests

Only 13% of the UK’s land is covered in woods and forests--one of the lowest percentages by both European and global standards. This lack of tree cover increases the threat of  deforestation, which could have serious economic and environmental consequences. 

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Posted By Jessica Davis on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019
A Guide to Chainsaws

Chainsaws have long been an essential tool for arborists and tree surgeons but now many homeowners are also purchasing them to carry out tasks such as garden clearance and pruning. There are plenty of chainsaws available and it can be hard to make the right decision on what to buy. Here is a quick guide to help you select the right model.

 

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Posted in Product Reviews By Jessica Davis on Wednesday, 20th March 2019
All you need to know about STIHL TimberSports

Over the weekend of October 19-20, 2018, about 8,000 spectators packed the Echo Arena in Liverpool to watch the best axe and saw-wielding men and women on the planet, cleave lumber with superhuman efficiency at the STIHL TimberSports World Championship. The event was extra special as it marks the first time the UK has hosted the event.

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Posted By Jessica Davis on Wednesday, 6th March 2019
How Long Do These Trees Have? A Guide to the UK’s Endangered Trees

The UK is renowned for its beautiful green landscape, strewn with some three billion trees and a variety of native species. It's hard to believe that this landscape for which we've become so famous could alter completely in years to come, as many of these species succumb to pests and diseases, as a result of factors such as globalisation and climate change. 

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Posted By Jessica Davis on Wednesday, 20th February 2019
Top 10 UK Arboretums

Arboretums are important to the public understanding of trees, woodland and forests, as well as the field of arboristry. As land devoted to the planting of trees and shrubs, arboreta preserve endangered trees as well as species that depend upon them. By nurturing the trees in a managed environment, this helps preserve biological diversity. 

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Posted By Paul George on Thursday, 7th February 2019
How to Accurately Diagnose Tree Disorders

Accurately and efficiently diagnosing tree disorders can be a challenging task because in some cases, issues will appear disguised as something else entirely.

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Posted By Paul George on Thursday, 24th January 2019

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