Recent media releases
|Forestry Commission Scotland Steps Up Precautionary Measures For A Potential Tree Pest||Forestry Commission Scotland is stepping up its precautionary surveillance of a comparatively recently discovered moth in Scotland until more is known about its status and its potential to cause extensive damage to pine trees in current and predicted future Scottish conditions. - 17/07/2014|
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- Description of Brenneria roseae sp. nov. and two subspecies, Brenneria roseae subspecies roseae ssp. nov and Brenneria roseae subspecies americana ssp. nov. isolated from symptomatic oak.
- Phytophthora austrocedrae emerges as a serious threat to juniper (Juniperus communis) in Britain
Research by Forest Research scientists published in the journal, Plant Pathology, provides clear evidence that the fungus-like pathogen, Phytophthora austrocedrae is a primary pathogen of juniper (Juniperus communis.
- Tree mineral nutrition is deteriorating in Europe
Increases in Nitrogen and CO2 levels may lead to nutrient deficiencies
- Urban green spaces can stop cities stifling in hot summer nights
London's urban heat island effect, which keeps night-time temperatures in the capital warmer than in surrounding rural areas, may have been underestimated by up to 45 per cent.