We congratulate Louise Hill on successfully defending her DPhil at the University of Oxford. Louise is the third (and sadly final) Oxford-Sylva scholar. Over the last four years she has been researching the impacts of ash dieback. Here Louise describes in her own words what she has achieved, and what our support has meant to her personally. Well done Louise!
A 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.
Sylva is asking for help in adding ash trees to an important nationwide survey. We want volunteers to ‘tag’ trees and complete a simple survey online. We still have a few tags available to give away free, on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Living Ash Project is asking members of the public to report information about the health of ash trees. They are especially interested in those that may have some tolerance to the disease that is threatening Britain’s second-most common broadleaved tree – Chalara ash dieback. The Living Ash Project aims to identify trees that are…
Sylva Scholar Louise Hill, studying the consequences of Chalara ash dieback in British woodlands (read more), is looking for some woodland sites in the south of Britain where she could set up some experiments. If you are a woodland owner, perhaps you could help her?
The Living Ash Project has been launched – aiming to identify ash trees with good tolerance to Chalara ash die-back, to sample these trees for further breeding work, and to make this material quickly available to industry. It is a Defra-funded consortium of Earth Trust, Future Trees Trust, Sylva Foundation and Forest Research.
In the week that AshTag relaunched to enable citizens to report both healthy and diseased ash trees Chalara fraxinea or ash dieback, was discovered in a thirteenth county in England.
Following on from our recent advice to woodland owners relating to Chalara fraxinea, we wish to make woodland owners aware of some clear posters designed by the Forestry Commission targeted at forest visitors. Two versions have been designed; one for owners with trees infected with Chalara fraxinea, the other for those with healthy trees. To…
Over and above the current recommendation to follow closely the Forestry Commission’s advice, we provide the following advice to woodland owners.
Chalara dieback of ash is a serious disease of ash trees caused by a fungus called Chalara fraxinea (C. fraxinea). The disease causes leaf loss and crown dieback in affected trees, and it can lead to tree death. There has been significant media coverage about the arrival of this fungal pathogen in the UK over the last week…