Chalara ash dieback workshop

posted on May 21, 2014

Lawshill village hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Wednesday June 18th, 9.30am – 4pm

Do you want to know more about the recovery from ash dieback?

Do you know how to deal with ash dieback on your land?

This free workshop will bring together managers of ash research sites, concerned land-owners and managers of woodlands experiencing or threatened by Chalara ash dieback. The aim is to share information and experience and to renew partnerships in ash genetics and tree improvement research.

Speakers at the workshop will be:-

  • Dr Jo Clark, Earth Trust – The Future Trees Trust ash improvement programme and the Living Ash Project.
  • Ted Wilson, Silviculture Research International – The biology of Chalara fraxinea, identification and reporting of infected ash trees.
  • Dr Ian Bancroft, University of York –The genomics of ash and current research on markers for disease resistance
  • Dr Gabriel Hemery, Sylva Foundation – Getting people involved! The AshTag citizen science project.
  • Ted Wilson,Silviculture Research International – Silviculture and management of ash – best practice advice for woodland managers.

After lunch, we will visit two local woodlands to see Chalara ash dieback – Frithy Wood, a mature woodland and
Golden Wood, a young woodland where ash dieback was first reported in Suffolk.

Numbers are limited, so to reserve your place at this important event, contact Tim Rowland on 01453 884264 or
e-mail him at:

Living Ash Project

Living Ash Project

The Living Ash Project is a DEFRA-funded five-year project to identify resilient ash trees and to develop
techniques to rapidly reproduce them. Learn more about the Living Ash Project at
This workshop is kindly supported by Suffolk County Council.

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