Tag Archives: ash dieback

A gap in grants affects everyone

Planting and establishing trees takes quite a bit of planning, particularly if you are looking for grant aid to support the planting – and most planting schemes above 1 hectare (ha) in size are supported in this way to some … Continue reading

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Fine talk needs fine action

In its 2013 response to the Independent Panel on Forestry, Government stated that it believed there was scope for expanding England’s woodland cover significantly. It is a shame that such positive rhetoric seems to have quickly disappeared as the spectre of … Continue reading

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Common ash – Fraxinus excelsior

If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise… not animated teddy bears and their perfectly quartered sarnies – something far more magical, our native ash trees and they’re finally fully leaved! This keystone tree … Continue reading

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Making our woods more resilient – tapping in to the insight of experts…

My head is still full of new ideas, information and insights from our conference on Thursday 27th June on “Chalara, Other Threats and Resilient Woodland Landscapes”. The Woodland Trust set the event up, working with Defra, to bring together a … Continue reading

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Wood Wise: tree pests & diseases

Our latest issue of Wood Wise looks at tree pests and diseases, with case studies on Asian and citrus longhorn beetles, Chalara ash dieback, emerald ash borer, oak decline, oak processionary moth, oak wilt and Phytophthora ramorum. Some are already causing … Continue reading

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Earth Day – Sing for the Trees

Our latest guest blog comes from the lady that is inspiring thousands of people across the world to unite their voices in song for the trees that bring so much life to our world. Susan Hale tells you how to … Continue reading

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Chalara ash disease – learning to live with it?

Reblogged from the tree diseases and pests website: It’s official – chalara ash disease is here to stay. For confirmation, you need look no further than the front page title of the Government’s ‘Chalara Management Plan’, published on Tuesday 26th March. … Continue reading

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