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The overall aim of the project was to provide a better understanding of the key barriers to adoption of DNB management recommendations and how stakeholder engagement can be improved. It aimed to identify the range of stakeholders that are important for DNB management and explore in detail the beliefs, values and practices of these stakeholders in relation to tree health. The project carried out a cost-benefit analysis to identify any financial barriers impeding the implementation of the DNB GB strategy.
Pine affected by DNB
DNB on lodgepole pine in north-east Scotland
This 18 month project aimed to provide social and economic evidence to support the implementation of the GB Strategy and associated country actions through three main objectives:
DNB spraying trial (Photographer – David Henderson, FC)
The research has:
This research started in March 2013 and ended November 2014
Activities involved a deliberative survey on management practices and challenges relating to tree pests and diseases; modelling of cost-benefits of management practices under different scenarios; preparations for a risk communication workshop.
This project was funded by Defra
Partners included: University of Bath, Scion New Zealand, University of Aberdeen, Independent researchers, Strategic Marketing Ltd, and White October
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