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!
Adopt an Ash on TreeWatch.com and help us identify ‘resistant’ trees that could be used in a breeding programme to secure a future for ash in Britain.
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…