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The Living Ash Project wants your help

“Together, we can combat ash dieback through harnessing the natural genetic diversity within ash. By bringing together trees showing high levels of tolerance we can start a new breeding programme for ash to ensure it remains a viable option for forestry and the wider environment.”

The Living Ash Project wants to hear from you if you have a tolerant ash tree specifically within a woodland setting.

Link to report a tree page The project is also linked to from our resources page.

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Yew Dieback

This follow up to a post from last June was sent by a resident of Ipswich.

“The yew tree in my garden has had this happening to it. Started about 5/6 years ago and has been steadily spreading up and across the tree. The pine needles start turning brown, fall off and eventually leaves a “twig”. Maybe coincidental but it is also on the west/north-west side of the tree. The yew itself is of a considerable age judging by it’s trunk.”

Here is a photo of the tree.
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Forestry Comission Tree Health

Tree Health News February 2021

The Forestry Commission have just published Tree Health News for February 2021.

There are a number of articles which I think you will find interesting and useful.

Frances Jannaway

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Ash Bark Borer

Ash Bark beetle generally only lays its eggs in dead or dying or damaged Ash, I have stored felled live Ash, no beetle damage, 2/3years later Ash beetle throughout.

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Ash Recovery Project

The John Innes Centre, are looking for Ash trees that are doing well close to other Ash trees that in comparison seem to be very heavily affected by ash dieback. Can you please help?

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Tree Health

Yew dieback

In reply to my request for news about trees in your area, I have received an email from a Tree Warden in East Suffolk about several ailing common Yews (Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’) in his garden.

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Forestry Comission Tree Health

Tree Health News

A new edition of the Forestry Commission Tree Health News has recently been published. Follow this link to read it.