Recent media releases
|Reducing Emissions From Forest Road And Bridge Building||A new Technical Note from the Forestry Commission provides guidance on ways to minimise greenhouse gas releases from forestry civil engineering operations, while still ensuring the development and maintenance of a robust forest road network. - 20/12/2013|
|Protecting Juniper From A Berry Uncertain Future||Scientists from Forest Research, the Forestry Commission’s research agency, and volunteers have been scrambling over challenging terrain in nineteen sites across Great Britain from Bulford, Wiltshire to Bitch Craig in the Scottish Borders to collect berries from juniper bushes in a bid to protect them from further decline - 12/12/2013|
|Ash Dieback Fungus Might Have Mechanism To Define Territory And Combat Viruses, Research Shows||The fungus which causes Chalara dieback of ash trees has the potential to defend itself against virus attacks, research by British scientists has shown. - 14/11/2013|
|Living Ash Project - Securing The Future For Ash Trees In Britain||The 'Living Ash Project' has been launched to identify ash trees with good timber qualities which also have good tolerance to Chalara fraxinea, the fungus which causes Chalara ash dieback. - 13/11/2013|
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- Forest Research work shows that C. fraxinea might have a mechanism to define territory and to combat viruses
- Forest Research to participate in major international project.
‘Sentinel’ plants to serve on front line against pests and diseases
- Major funding to fight back against ash dieback
Fast track funding has been awarded to a new consortium of researchers for studying ash dieback fungus.
- Urban trees can help combat climate change temperature rises in cities
New report published describing how urban trees can help combat climate change temperature rises in cities.