Pioneering project to safeguard our iconic oaks launched
- Posted on: 12 Mar 2021
The FUTURE OAK project, comprising scientists at Bangor University, Aberystwyth University, Forest Research and Sylva Foundation, will study how oak microbiomes are affected by environmental change and disease.
Acute oak decline research provides fresh insights into oak tree, bacteria & beetle interactions
- Posted on: 24 Aug 2020
Research finds that when bacteria and beetle larvae associated with acute oak decline were used to infect oak logs, there was a significant increase in the variety and abundance of damaging genes expressed by the bacteria, particularly those of Brenneria goodwinii, the main bacterial culprit in causing the stem rot associated with acute oak decline.
Forest Research wins funding for collaborative research into oak tree health
- Posted on: 8 Jul 2020
A pioneering new project to investigate the health of our British oak trees has been given the go-ahead.
Understanding deer damage is crucial when planting new forests
- Posted on: 28 Apr 2020
Scientists at the University of Southampton and Forest Research say understanding the risk of damage by deer to new and existing forests in Britain is crucial when considering their expansion.
Living Ash Project Phase 2 Funding Announced
- Posted on: 27 Mar 2020
Living Ash Project Phase 2 funding announced. The new five year programme is the second phase of the project which is aiming to secure trees tolerant to the fungal disease ash dieback for future seed production.
Pioneering project to tackle ash dieback launches International Year of Plant Health
- Posted on: 17 Jan 2020
On Friday 17 January, the government’s Chief Plant Health Officer, Nicola Spence, accompanied by Forest Research's Chris Reynolds, visited the project to plant one of the last trees in the…
Working together to raise awareness of tree pests and diseases in Wales
- Posted on: 18 Dec 2019
In late November over twenty tree specialists from Wales, mainly foresters and arborists, near Newport in Gwent for a tree health workshop.
Forest Research part of UK-wide consortium to combat serious threat to plant health
- Posted on: 5 Dec 2018
Forest Research is proud to be a partner in a major bacterial plant diseases research programme, supported by UK Research and Innovation’s Strategic Priorities Fund and announced by the Parliamentary…
Emerald ash borer: lessons from the US
- Posted on: 5 Sep 2018
A team from Forest Research, Fera and The Tree Council paid a visit to the US to find out more about emerald ash borer.
Action Oak: protecting the UK’s mighty oaks
- Posted on: 28 Aug 2018
A major new campaign called Action Oak was launched at the Chelsea Flower Show.