November 03, 2022
The UK’s largest forestry, woodland, arboriculture, fencing, and biomass show, APF Exhibition, brings together the forestry, tree care, & woodland industries. The APF started in 1960, over 42 years ago, since the beginning they have worked to connect professionals with some of the best suppliers & manufacturers in the industry. The APF Exhibition is the place for those in tree care to talk with both worldwide brands like Husqvarna, STIHL, and Arbortec, as well as up-and-coming startups bringing innovative new concepts to the industry.
Buxtons have been going to the APF show for over 25 years. Neale, our Managing Director, hasn’t missed one since our first in 1996. He’s amazed by the growth of the show and is keen to continue to support it as it continues to develop.
March 21, 2022
STIHL recently announced their cutting edge, Hexa Chain System. This new innovative cutting system revolutionises both the cutting & sharpening experience.
Designed with the professional user in mind, the Hexa chain is made for those with high output needs, it's the ideal chain for forestry and harvesting wood. The shape of the chain & its file makes it easier to sharpen in the field, where traditionally precise sharpening has been difficult. When sharpening traditional chain 2 elements need to be separated. The top plate and the side plate. The top plate is always visible from above when sharpening, but the side plate cutting angle can be hidden. This can cause a reduction in sharpening quality of the side plate even from experienced users.
January 04, 2022
STIHL's new ADVANCE PROCOM system marks a huge step forward in the arborist communication space. This innovative mesh intercom system allows up to 16 headsets to communicate comfortably & efficiently while working, even in noisy, wet, dirty conditions. While ear defender intercoms have existed for years now, no headset has had such a rich feature set at a competitive price.
January 29, 2021
Better for You, your machine, & the environment - Aspen's Alkylate Petrols are 99% cleaner than standard pump petrol.
Made in a special process, done only in a few refineries across the world, Aspen fuel is a clean burning fuel similar in combustion properties to petrol, but lacks it's harmful components such as Benzene & aromatic hydrocarbons.
Petrol's harmful substances cause serious health problems. A chainsaw running on standard petrol emits as much benzene emissions as 57 cars . Benzene is a carcinogenic, when using these sorts of tools it's vital to your health to avoid exposure as much as you can. Aspen is practically free of benzene, so by switching fuel, you can cut benzene emissions by up to 108 times 
October 15, 2020
Marlow Ropes first introduced their Eco-Conscious 100% Recycled Blue Ocean rope as a Dockline back in November 2018 at the METS Trade Exhibition in 2018.
As world leaders in the Leisure Marine industry Marlow were the first to produce a ‘technically better’ environmentally conscious innovation which is the BLUE OCEAN DOCKLINE made using 100% recycled waste plastic bottles.
Every day more than 16 million plastic bottles end up in landfills in the UK alone, and this latest innovation from Marlow uses their engineering expertise to make an environmental difference; through the development of a high-quality premium rope.
Reusing, repurposing and recycling are key areas of Marlow’s environmental policy, and this latest product development aims to highlight the importance of these actions to help reduce marine plastic pollution. As a man
July 17, 2020
The highly anticipated Arborflex trousers are out now and available to buy. They were first introduced in 2018 at the APF Show.
Arborflex has been designed to give you a multitude of trouser options to suit a variety of applications. Combine your choice of skin with the base to suit the required level of protection and performance.
What is the problem with current trousers on the market?
Some segments of the market work in different working conditions (weather variations, or safety requirements) which require them to have multiple pairs of trousers, leading to unnecessary expenses.
The objective of this product launch is to be a solution to the market that will allow every chainsaw user to have the correct trousers for any job.
February 07, 2020
The event, supported by the Arbor Day Foundation (US) and the Mersey Forest, was a huge celebration of trees, those that work with trees (arborists), and recognition of a hugely important global industry. Although there is a UK National Tree Week, focusing specifically on planting initiatives, no official day celebrates all things arboriculture.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]The day featured a number of VIP guests from as far afield as Gibraltar and Italy, major industry guest speakers, a tree climbing demonstration, as well as an official tree planting event at the centre of the College campus to mark the occasion. Work is already well underway on a new woodland area which is being created on campus, called ‘Arbor Day Wood’.
It’s hoped that the day will now become an annual event.