Landscape & Amenity

September 2022

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Pages 6-7 Estate Management The tools and equipment needed Pages 10-12 Brushcutters A product spotlight on the machinery available Pages 23-24 Product News The latest industry news and views L a n d s c a p e & A m e n i t y w w w . l a n d s c a p e a n d a m e n i t y . c o m READER ENQUIRY 4 September 2022 Special Feature Professional Groundscare supplement SALTEX proves Britain's exhibition scene is back to pre- Covid levels with international exhibitors and visitors from over 40 countries now signed up to attend. Such overwhelming overseas support before the show opens its doors on 2 November shows the strength of this event, now in its 76th year, and it's a great indication that Britain is back to being fully open for business as exhibitors and visitors travel to the event from as far afield as Australia. T h e I n t e r n a t i o n a l G r e e n k e e p e r s A s s o c i a t i o n will again have a presence at SALTEX with members from STIHL has launched the MSA 220 T and MSA 220 TC-O, the manufacturers most powerful and durable cordless top handled chainsaws to date, designed for tree care professionals to remove larger branches or perform crown maintenance with ease. Recommended with a lightweight 14" guide bar, both MSA 220 T models use a high performing PS3 full-chisel saw chain to achieve a fast, high-quality cut. The recommended AP 300 S battery delivers 2.1 kW of electrical power, providing up to 29 minutes of working time and plenty of power for cutting larger sized branches. The winners of a nationwide search to find the UK's Favourite Parks have offi cially been announced. Led by green space charity, Fields in Trust, the competition saw 364 parks nominated by those who use and love them. Global support for SALTEX STIHL launches most powerful cordless top handle chainsaw Penrhos Coastal Park crowned UK's favourite park Following a summer-long campaign that spotlighted the importance of having accessible green spaces in our communities, the charity announced that Penrhos Coastal Park in Holyhead achieved the most public votes and is offi cially the 'UK's Favourite Park 2022.' In total, over 30,000 people cast their vote for their favourite park and Penrhos Coastal Park in Holyhead, Wales has emerged as the overall winner for the UK. In addition to these, national winners have also been named across the UK, including, Aberdeen's Seaton Park in Scotland, and Craigavon City Park in Northern Ireland. Stanley Park has been named England's Favourite Park 2022, attaining prestigious 'National Treasure' status having now been named as the public's favourite park in England three times. Fields in Trust has also published a list of 'Local Favourites' – parks which placed in the top 20% of the public vote – demonstrating the love their local communities have for them. Attracting close to 100,000 visitors each year, Penrhos Coastal Park is near Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales. The 200-acre park has everything from beaches to woodland walks and is extremely popular with both locals and tourists alike. With a rich history dating back to 1553, the green space is also home to several features of historical interest, including original Tudor era buildings. Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, Helen Griffiths, said: "We're incredibly excited to announce that Penrhos Coastal Park in Holyhead has been voted as the UK's Favourite Park 2022 by those who use and love it. It is clear that this park is a very special place to a lot of people, and we are thrilled to offi cially crown it the UK's favourite. We've had a fantastic response to the competition from all across the UK and I'd like to thank everyone who nominated and voted for parks over the past few weeks." Securing more nominations than ever before, the campaign has illustrated how appreciation of our local parks has grown since the pandemic. As concerns mount over the climate crisis, green spaces have been proven to improve air quality and signifi cantly limit the impact of heatwaves, by lowering urban temperatures. Fields in Trust Enquiry 1 Both models have an adjustable oil pump, an ergonomic trigger system and a 180° LED display, ensuring the operator always has a clear overview of key information such as the operating status of the saw and the chain brake position. In addition to these features, the MSA 220 TC-O also has an oil sensor that will notify the user when the chain oil tank is empty, helping to reduce potential downtime, premature wear to the cutting attachment and the risk of overheating. STIHL Enquiry 2 around the world registering to visit. Geoff Webb, CEO of the Grounds Management Association, says: "There promises to be a diverse visitor profile this year, we know there are visitors from over 26 countries already. "We had a good show last year with our post-show visitor survey, showing that 83 percent of attendees rated SALTEX 2021 overall as excellent, very good or good, and 67 percent of those saying they attended specifi cally to purchase new products or services, and 84 percent either had full purchasing responsibility or contributed to the process." SALTEX Enquiry 3 Care for your grass in multiple ways, all in one cost-effective machine. British equipment suited to all budgets and pitch sizes. Contact us today for a free 80 page bro chure 01473 328272 • .LAPU Banner 4GCS_LAPU Strip 19/08/2019 11:23 Page 1

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