Tag Archives: Forest Research

Turning the forestry regulation tanker: one year on

When the Forestry Regulation Task Force‘s final report ‘Challenging Assumptions, Changing Perceptions’ was published DEFRA made a commitment to report back about how it is delivering on the recommendations the Task Force made, one year on.  Gordon Pfetscher, our UK Operations Manager, was … Continue reading

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Alert: new ash tree disease

Chalara dieback has recently been discovered in the UK. It is a serious disease of ash trees, Fraxinus excelsior, and is caused by the Chalara fraxinea ascomycete fungus. It causes wilting, black-brown discolouration and loss of the leaves. Lesions or necrotic spots appear on the … Continue reading

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As our cute oaks decline…

The list of tree diseases keeps growing. I have always found a high degree of comfort working with woods and trees. The way they reflect the steady rhythm of the seasons, the anticipation of annual events such as the flowering … Continue reading

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