A new national monitoring project is being rolled out to help prevent the potential spread of a serious pest affecting spruce trees. Volunteers are sought who have spruce growing in woodland that they own or manage, and who are willing to host and collect samples by installing a spruce bark beetle trap.
Forest managers and others with an interest in trees are invited to share their knowledge and expertise with a team of researchers who are aiming to discover how declining health is affecting trees across the UK, and to understand views on possible new treatments.
The FUTURE OAK project, comprising scientists at Bangor University, Aberystwyth University, Forest Research and Sylva Foundation, will study how oak microbiomes are affected by environmental change and disease.
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.