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The Woodland Trust and Soil Association Agroforestry Event

The Woodland Trust and Soil Association Agroforestry Event

The inaugural Agroforestry event, held last week on the farm of Soil Association Chief Executive Helen Browning, was a ‘blazing success’ in every sense. Organised jointly by The Woodland Trust and The Soil Association, visitors ‘enjoyed’ record temperatures and the...

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Exciting evidence of biodegradation on trial site

Exciting evidence of biodegradation on trial site

Being able to define biodegradability for a product that lasts 5 -7 years is highly complex. Whilst there are a number of tests available, they are generally for short life-span products such as weed mulch, which only needs to last three months. The key for innovative...

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Infographic: Why CNSL matches our values

Infographic: Why CNSL matches our values

When Gary began designing NexGen’s tree shelters, he knew he wanted to use materials that were ideally a waste product, plentiful, sustainable and kind to the environment. His research led him to cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL), a by-product of the cashew nut industry....

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Groundswell 2023

Groundswell 2023

Groundswell is billed as the regenerative agriculture festival, or to adapt the sentiment behind Cloths of Heaven by WB Yates, ‘how to tread lightly on the earth.’ We make our tree shelters from unsaleable waste or by-products of the food industry, including British...

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The ARB Show 2023 at Westonbirt

The ARB Show 2023 at Westonbirt

This month, Tim Oliver, our technical sales director, went to the Arb Association show at Westonbirt.  The Arboricultural Association ARB Show is the UK's biggest show dedicated to arboriculture, promising a unique experience for all those with a passion for trees and...

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Why the sheep’s wool tree shelter is the way forward

Why the sheep’s wool tree shelter is the way forward

There’s so much that’s interesting about NexGen tree shelters. Yes, they’re fully biodegradable, pH and ecotoxicity neutral. But did you know that the process NexGen use is similar to when forming fibreglass, except that our material is biodegradable. Or that their...

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The Great Wool Weekend at RHS Rosemoor

The Great Wool Weekend at RHS Rosemoor

The Great Wool Weekend takes place every year at the glorious gardens of RHS Rosemoor in Devon. The two-day event is a celebration of the many ways wool and yarn is used practically and creatively in our daily lives, a subject close to our hearts. So we were delighted...

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Tree shelter ties speed test: NexGen vs plastic

Tree shelter ties speed test: NexGen vs plastic

Contractors need to know how long it takes to install tree shelters when pricing up planting jobs. Plastic tree shelters are easy, as they’ve been installed many times over. However, NexGen shelters are new and a little heavier, and they have pre-installed metal ties...

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