Landscape & Amenity

September 2017

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Brushcutters Latest product news and innovations. Page 19-21 Street Furniture & Lighting Taking a look at the urban environment Page 12-14 Inside Knowledge Helping to keep Scarlets top of the PRO14. Page 22 Product News EMAIL: news@landscapeandamenity.com 03 03 READER ENQUIRY 4 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 September 2017 Special Feature Jane Carley reviews Forestry Equipment The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has launched plans to help make the capital the world's first National Park City and one of the greenest cities on earth. As part of this ambition, the Mayor will use planning regulations to protect the Green Belt and incorporate into new developments more green roofs, green walls, rain and habitats for wildlife. He will also fund thousands more trees and improvements to community green spaces, and help London's boroughs invest in our much loved parks. As a first step to making this happen, the Mayor announced a new £9 million Greener City Fund for London to create and improve green spaces. Local groups can apply for the first £1m of grants to plant neighbourhood trees and maintain green community areas. The strategy outlines Sadiq's vision of making the city a greener, cleaner and healthier place by targeting London's Stadion Galgenwaard, home to FC Utrecht in The Netherlands, has recently purchased two unique Cub Cadet Infinicut 34" mowers – unique in that they are the first 34" models to be fitted with the optional Groomer attachment. In charge of the stadium pitch, as well as 5 pitches at the clubs Zoudenbalch training complex, Leading street furniture experts Furnitubes, have recently extended their product range with a new comprehensive suite of economical benches, seats, tables and picnic tables. Designed in-house, the Stark range is manufactured from p r e s s u r e - t r e a t e d s o f t w o o d that makes for a cost-effective alternative to hardwood, whilst also maintaining durability. Club first to specify Groomer attachment Furnitubes introduces Stark range toxic air, and making London a zero-carbon city by 2050 with energy efficient buildings, clean transport and energy and increasing recycling. The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: "London is home to outstanding green spaces that I want to protect, invest in and is Head Groundsman Jan Gijzen. "I first saw the Infinicut mowers when I made the trip to SALTEX last year," he explained. "I'd used a Groomer during my time as a greenkeeper and though they're standard practice on the golf course, they're not so much in a groundsman's regime. "Everyone said it was plausible so we gave it a shot – and already Seating and tables are available in different lengths, in both standard and junior sizes, with optional armrests. Furnitubes supplies the Stark range for bolt down surface mounting as standard or with the option of extended posts for in- ground installation. Furnitubes Enquiry 3 with the Groomer attachment we've seen great improvement." T h e o p t i o n a l G r o o m e r attachment contra rotates to achieve the maximum effect in alleviating grain and turf density problems. It has a fully sealed gearbox and is designed for single lever action to give simple engagement or disengagement and can be installed and removed in rapid fashion. It effectively stands the grass plant up, helping to achieve a cleaner cut and create space for the existing, and new plants to grow. It also removes dead plants and unwanted organic matter improving the overall health and resistance of the turf. Club Cadet Enquiry 2 Mayor spearheads campaign to make London the world's first National Park City As this is the first National Park City, the Mayor is working with partners across London, to set criteria for a National Park City, which will include: • Protecting and increasing the amount of green space in the capital • Increasing access to green spaces for Londoners of all ages, particularly in areas where there is currently a deficiency • Increasing the quality of green spaces, ensuring they are well maintained and create healthy habitats for wildlife • Valuing London green spaces, accounting for the health, environmental, social and economic benefits it brings to London. T h e M a y o r ' s s t r a t e g y proposals are designed to help London towards this goal and the aim of launching London as a National Park City at an international Summit in Spring 2019. improve as we aim to become the world's first National Park City. "We can also increase the amount of greenery in the city by installing many more green roofs and making our streets greener. From our famous Royal Parks, to our much- loved community gardens and urban nature reserves like Woodberry Wetlands, this 'green infrastructure' is a vital asset that improves air quality, boosts quality of life, conserves wildlife and attracts thousands of visitors." London Assembly Enquiry 1 A vast array of machinery for the professional landscaper. Call 01473 328272, email sales@schsupplies.co.uk for a free 80 page brochure. w w w . s c h s u p p l i e s . c o . u k Ref PSP70 Ref ASPB Ref GWTS15 Ref HBU900 Estate Management Tools to maintain high quality landscapes. Page 25-26

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