BBC Tree Disease Feature

BBC Tree Disease Feature on iPlayer

Last night the BBC gave coverage to the phytophthora pathogen problems in Wales and tonight Forest Research will be on the news.

Footage of extensive areas of felled larch taken from a hot air balloon is very dramatic. The feature piece on FR and tree diseases is on at c.11.22-17.00 minutes and is available for 6 days from 28 March. To watch the programme, go to the BBC i-player, BBC One – The One Show 27 March/p>

Forest Research was also on the BBC 1 News on 28 March regarding forest fires and Forest Research trials into what “new” species can be planted.

Environment correspondent Jeremy Cooke presented a piece on BBC1’s 6 o’clock news about the “Reinforce” trials, which are a series of research tree planting trials aimed at ensuring that Britain’s and other countries’ woods and forests are resilient to expected changes in the climate over the next century. Forest Research and several Forestry Commission sites across Britain are involved.

This story was also covered by the BBC in an online feature.

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