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Interview with Tomorrow’s Forests

Interview with Tomorrow’s Forests

Tim Oliver was delighted to talk to Dr Simone Webber, Senior Ecologist at Tomorrow's Forests, about our 100% biodegradable, British wool-based tree shelters. Tomorrow’s Forests specialise in planting trees, creating habitats, and restoring biodiversity throughout the...

NexGen Update November 22

NexGen Update November 22

Thank you to everyone who helped make our launch in September at APF 2022 such a success. We were overwhelmed by the interest and support we received. I can hardly believe it was almost two months ago! Now NexGen is officially up and running, it's all hands on deck to...

Setting the standard for biodegradable tree shelters

Setting the standard for biodegradable tree shelters

In the latest issue of Forestry Journal, discover how we're 'setting the standard'. How we've created 100% biodegradable tree shelters made from British wool that protect young trees without harming the environment. How we're setting the standard by offering a 5-year...

Talking ‘All Things Arb’ at APF 2022

Talking ‘All Things Arb’ at APF 2022

We were delighted to meet Tom Alexander from All Things Arb at APF2022. If you work in arboriculture or forestry, you’ll know that the All Things Arb podcast is the UK’s most popular arb podcast. Founded by Tom, All Things Arb talks with leading arb experts, industry...

Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who visited our stand at APF 2022. We loved meeting you all and appreciate the enthusiasm and support you showed for our 100% biodegradable, British wool-based tree shelters. Thank you to the whole NexGen team and LimeGreen Marketing who worked...

NexGen Update September 2022

NexGen Update September 2022

Thank you for the lovely messages of support we’ve had over the last couple of months and the interest you’ve shown in our tree shelters. We really appreciate it and look forward to keeping in touch with you all. If you haven’t checked it out yet, we regularly post on...

Introducing our new releasable metal ties

Introducing our new releasable metal ties

Do you know our tree and shrub shelters come with releasable metal ties? Most tree shelters are secured with plastic zip or cable ties. However, these don’t meet our commitment to reduce the environmental impact of plastic in our countryside. So, to avoid using...

We visit our cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL) supplier in India

We visit our cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL) supplier in India

In May, Gary and Tim went to India to visit Cardolite, our cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL) supplier We’re committed to helping sustain ethical industries through our supply chain. To make sure we’re delivering on this commitment, Gary and Tim recently travelled to India...

Trowbridge Museum’s WEFT exhibition

Trowbridge Museum’s WEFT exhibition

We’re proud to be part of Trowbridge Museum’s WEFT exhibition From 18th June to 29th October, Trowbridge Museum is once again hosting the West of England Festival of Textiles – or WEFT as it’s cleverly known. The WEFT is a biennial exhibition celebrating all textile...

We’re launching at APF 2022

We’re launching at APF 2022

Our production lines are set to be up and running for this season’s planting, our website is live, and APF is making a welcome return on 22nd September. As the UK’s largest forestry, woodland, arboriculture, fencing and biomass show, APF gives us the perfect...

British Hardwood Tree Nursery, our first UK distributor

British Hardwood Tree Nursery, our first UK distributor

We’re delighted to announce British Hardwood Tree Nursery as our first UK distributor We’re delighted to partner with British Hardwood Tree Nursery (BHT) as our first distributor. BHT is one of the UK’s leading specialist wholesale suppliers of bare root plants and...

NexGen Update July 2022

NexGen Update July 2022

A heartfelt thanks to all of you who have contacted NexGen Tree Shelters over the last 18 months. I’ve been developing our environmentally friendly tree shelters for four years now, so it’s with much pleasure that I can update you with our first newsletter.   The...

Tim Oliver joins NexGen as Technical Sales Manager

Tim Oliver joins NexGen as Technical Sales Manager

We are delighted to welcome Tim Oliver, who joins NexGen as Technical Sales Manager Gary Hurlstone, NexGen founder and managing director, says, “Tim is an excellent asset to our team and joins us at an exciting time. After four years working with foresters, landowners...

NexGen R&D update: November 2021

NexGen R&D update: November 2021

"As part of NexGen’s research and development programme we worked closely with Impact Solutions, who are based in Scotland, in order to give our customers the confidence that the NexGen range will protect newly planted trees for 5 years (depending on location) but...

Gary Hurlstone featured on BBC Countryfile

Gary Hurlstone featured on BBC Countryfile

Gary would like to thank Adam and the Countryfile team for featuring NexGen Tree Shelters in a recent episode. Gary is looking forward to returning to Adam’s Farm when further new tree planting needs protecting. The interview was aired on Sunday, August 1st 2021....

NexGen featured on Kate Humble’s ‘Escape to the Farm’

NexGen featured on Kate Humble’s ‘Escape to the Farm’

Gary Hurlstone, of NexGen Tree Shelters, was interviewed on the Channel 5 show, Kate Humbles 'Escape to the Farm'. NexGen Tree Shelters appear in episode five. A massive thank you to Kate Humble and her team for making us so welcome on the day of filming. Whilst...

Gary Hurlstone interviewed for Radio4 Farming Today.

Gary Hurlstone interviewed for Radio4 Farming Today.

Gary Hurlstone, NexGen Founder and MD, was featured on Radio4 Farming Today, where he discussed their innovative tree shelters and mission to replace the use of plastic tree shelters.. Listen to the interview...         Photo of farming tractor and...

An optimal growing environment for today’s changing climate

An optimal growing environment for today’s changing climate

The current very high temperatures and almost tropical thunderstorms have made us think about the climate inside tree shelters. We realise it should move further up the hierarchy of considerations when choosing which shelters to use. Tim Oliver has a small trial plot...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Catching up with Scottish Woodlands’ trial site, Melrose

Catching up with Scottish Woodlands’ trial site, Melrose

Last month Gary Hurlstone and Tim Oliver travelled to Scotland to catch up with Scottish Woodlands foresters Michael Wilson and Ali McTavish at one of their trial sites near Melrose. Scottish Woodlands have proved to be supportive allies in the development of NexGen...

Feedback from the Durham Wildlife Trust trial

Feedback from the Durham Wildlife Trust trial

In the summer of 2021, as part of our ongoing research and development, we sent 4,000 NexGen tree shelters to trial sites across the UK. We’re grateful to everyone who’s helping us run the trials and really appreciate their feedback. Laura Tedstone works for Durham...

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