This article is part of our series of coverage from 2023's Confor Woodland Show. A full feature is in October's edition of the magazine, and we'll have lots more content across our channels. 

As well as forestry, the show provided plenty of arboriculture-related highlights. Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) could be found a penny a dozen, while the woodchippers on display included GreenMech, TP, Timberwolf and Titan. 

On the larger end of the scale was Ufkes Greentec, which impressed with its 18-inch 942 chipper on the back of a Valtra tractor. That particular setup was the first of its kind in the UK. 

Forestry Journal:

“The show was quiet, and it could have been busier, but it was okay,” said managing director Mark Jibson. “We specialise in woodchippers from the Netherlands. 

“There is a lot of modular design, particularly with our 942 model. Usually, it’s a tracked machine, but this particular one is a PTO one, with a standard three-point linkage. We sold this one to a customer, Westwood Tree Services in Cornwall. 

Forestry Journal:

“It sits quite well on the tractor. I was wondering if it would be a little bit big for it, but it sits nicely.”