Forestry Commission Announce Budget Boost to Aid Tree Disease Fight

Forestry Commission Announce Budget Boost to Aid Tree Disease Fight   The fight against a killer tree disease now particularly affecting all of Galloway has been given a £1m boost in the Scottish Government’s budget. Forestry Commission Scotland announced this week that additional funding has been allocated to help Scotland’s efforts to tackle Phytophthora ramorum […]

The Challenges Our Woodlands Face Today and Tomorrow – John Weir MICFor

The Challenges Our Woodlands Face Today and Tomorrow John Weir MICFor asks that we consider new approaches to increasing the long-term resilience of our woodlands. Our woodlands have been managed successfully during the last century under the assumption that the environment they are growing in will be relatively stable. This key assumption is now proven […]

Forestry Commission Announce Joint Action to Tackle Larch Disease

Forestry Commission Announce Joint Action to Tackle Larch Disease Forestry Commission Scotland is joining forces with the forestry sector to take action to tackle a significant increase in a tree disease that kills larch trees. Phytophthora ramorum on larch was first found in Dumfries & Galloway in 2010 but survey work carried out this spring […]

Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce Publish Final report

Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce Publish Final report In the last few years, several new or previously unrecognised pests and pathogens have emerged as significant risks to the UK’s plants, including trees in woodlands, commercial forests and in the urban environment. Given this background, Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser established an independent, expert Taskforce […]

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