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Forest Research have been engaged in efforts to improve tolerance of ash trees to ash dieback caused by Hymenoscyphus fraxineus (previously known as ‘Chalara‘) since the disease was first recognised in Great Britain in 2012.
Progress has been made under three main projects:
Across these three projects, we have established fourteen mass screening trials, three progeny trials and two ash species trials.
In the Living Ash Project phase II, we are currently engaged in:
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