Defra Say Focus Now on Slowing Spread of Chalara Rather than Eradicating

Defra – update to Interim Chalara Control Plan Chalara Can’t be Stoppped  – Focus now on Reducing the Rate of Spread Chalara Ash tree dieback is caused by the Chalara fraxinea fungus. It has already affected a high proportion of ash trees in Northern Europe. It was discovered for the first time in Great Britain […]

ICF Welcomes Government Control Plan for Chalara

Media Release ICF Welcomes Government Control Plan for Chalara   Following today’s (6 December 2012) publication  of the Defra interim control plan for Chalara fraxinea, or ash dieback, Shireen Chambers FICFor, Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), commented on the plan and the crucial role that the ICF and its members are […]

ICF and Ash Dieback

ICF and Ash Dieback The ICF is fully involved with the developing response to the ash dieback crisis caused by Chalara fraxinea. We are part of a core group set up by Defra to assist government to develop its response. We have been represented at all recent stakeholder meetings with government in England (and will […]

Ash Dieback Confirmed in Six More Counties

Ash Dieback Confirmed in Six More Counties Further cases of the tree disease Chalara, also known as ash dieback, have been confirmed in woodland in Sussex, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Northumberland after an unprecedented survey of Britain’s established woodlands. The disease has now been confirmed in 115 sites: in 15 nurseries, 39 planting sites […]

Efforts Stepped Up to Tackle Disease of Ash Trees

Efforts Stepped Up to Tackle Disease of Ash Trees Plant health authorities across the United Kingdom have stepped up their efforts to tackle a new disease of ash trees. Work to combat Chalara dieback of ash has been under way for some months. The Forestry Commission and the Food & Environment Research Agency (Fera) are […]

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