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Ash disease found in Somerset

A case of the tree disease Chalara, also known as ash dieback, has been confirmed in woodland in Somerset, near Minehead.

Somerset is the 15th county in England where Chalara has been discovered in the wider environment (forests and woodland); the ot

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Ash disease found in Dorset

A further case of the tree disease Chalara, also known as ash dieback, has been confirmed in woodland in Dorset, near Dorchester.

Dorset is the 13th county in England where Chalara has been discovered and means the disease has now been confirmed in 5

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With focus on plastic’s recycling, what happens to all the artificial turf when it goes out of fashion or degrades ?
Will distributors offer a return-to-base recycling service ?
Should we ask before buying ?
We’ve had ethical st…
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"experts say the grass provides no benefit to wildlife and if the popularity continues to rise then we could see a decline in bird, insect and mammal populations across the country.
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Ground helmet or ARB Helmet

I need to replace my Stihl Helmet as the ear defenders broke - again!Have decided to go for a Pfanner Protos Integral forest helmet. However, I wonder if I should buy the ARB model. Personally, I would prefer the ground helmet as it does not have…

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