Research topics Publications
Pests and diseases
EUPHRESCO 2020-A-339- Seed-borne pathogens of conifers (Cosepath)
There is a need to raise awareness about the potential risks of introducing pests and diseases through seed movement and trade.
Values, management and pest and disease threats associated with ash: A review
This report reviews and summarises some of the key evidence from around the world on values associated with ash trees, and the management decisions about both ash dieback and emerald…
Living Ash Project phase II (LAP2)
LAP2 commenced in 2019 as an extention of the earlier Living Ash Project phase I. The objectives of LAP2 are to: Establish a National Archive of Tolerant Ash based on…
A National Conversation: Towards a Resilience Culture
A societal-scale foundation assessment of the public's views of biosecurity and plant / tree health issues, followed by targeted research into how biosecure behaviour can be encouraged
Factsheet: Climate change and tree diseases
The three main fungal root pathogens already present in the UK, causing significant damage in forestry, are described along with the likely impact of climate change on their spread and severity.
Factsheet: Climate change and diseases of tree foliage
The six main foliar pathogens already causing significant damage to conifers and broadleaved tree species in the UK are described along with the likely impact of climate change on their spread and severity.
Enhancing Integrated Pest Management in Forestry
How do we manage insect pests in forestry? This PhD project aims to evaluate current science and practise and develop and test new and improved methods in order to enhance integrated pest management in the industry.
Acetamiprid, chlorantraniliprole, and in some situations the physical barriers MultiPro® or Kvaae® wax, can be alternatives to traditional synthetic pyrethroid insecticides for the protection of young conifers from damage by the large pine weevil Hylobius
Acetamiprid, chlorantraniliprole, and in some situations the physical barriers MultiPro® or Kvaae® wax, can be alternatives to traditional synthetic pyrethroid insecticides for the protection of young conifers from damage by the large pine weevil Hylobius abietis L.
The threat to UK conifer forests posed by Ips bark beetles
This Report describes the biological and environmental factors that influence attack frequency and severity from Ips bark beetles and assesses strategies for their management, with emphasis on the major threat posed by I. typographus.
Providing the evidence base to diversify Britain’s forests
Early results of species and provenance trials established in 2012.