Ash dieback mass screening trials
Chalara ash dieback resistance trials across the UK
Provenance variation of emerging species
Forest Research has recently examined some long-term experiments to examine provenance variation of emerging species. The table below is a summary of how the results compare with Forestry Commission Bulletin…
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…
Arboreta/Tree collections Project
Testing a range of ash species for tolerance to Chalara
The breeding of conifer species
Short Rotation Forestry Wales
Liaison with site managers, contractors, and FR Field teams
Data management, validation and analysis
Quality Assurance: Drafting experiment plans and standard operating procedures
Drafting summary reports, site management plans and ecological survey strategies.
Providing specialist technical and scientific advice to arboreta managers
Liaison with volunteers
Sourcing trial and experiment sites
Knowledge exchange via presentations, reports, and media interviews
Peer reviewed publications
Sukovata, L., Dziuk, A., Parratt, M., Bystrowski, C., Dainton, K., Polaszek, A. and Moore, R. (2020). The importance of trap type, trap colour and capture liquid for catching Dendrolimus pini and their impact on by-catch of beneficial insects. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 22, 319-327. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/afe.12383
McCartan, S. A. and Parratt, M. J. (2016). Common juniper in Britain: a review of the challenges facing this iconic species. Scottish Forestry, 70 (2), 34-40.
Jinks, R. L., Parratt, M. and Morgan, G. (2012). Preferences of granivorous rodents for seeds of 12 temperate tree and shrub species used in direct sowing. Journal of Forest Ecology and Management 278, 71-79.
FC and FR publications
Parratt, M. Jinks, R. (2013). Species preference of small mammals for direct-sown tree and shrub seeds. Forestry Commission Research Note
Willoughby, I. H. and Parratt M. J. (2016). Cycloxidim may be a partial future alternative to propyzamide for the control of Molinia caerulea, Deschampsia flexuosa, Calamagrostis epigejos and Holcus lanatus. Report to Forestry Commission England.
Trade journals / other publications
Mason, W.L., MacDonald, F., Parratt, M. and McLean, P. (2018). What alternative tree species can we grow in western Britain? 85 years of evidence from the Kilmun Forest Garden. Scottish Forestry, 72 (1) 24-33.
Parratt, M. J. (2016) Nature rules: an update on the grassland restoration project. Westonbirt, The National Arboretum Magazine 104, Summer 2016.
Parratt, M. J. (2013) Grassland riches: the grassland restoration project. Westonbirt, The National Arboretum Magazine 91, Spring 2013.
Jinks, R.J., Parratt, M.J. & Gates, G. (2015). Forest Seedlings: A guide to the seedlings of woodland trees and shrubs of Britain. Smartphone application
Intensive One day Broadleaved trees in winter ID training day for (Forestry Commission) Volunteer rangers in the New Forest. 9th February 2017.
Intensive One day Conifer ID training day for (Forestry Commission) Volunteer rangers in the New Forest. 4th November 2016.
Introductory Conifer and broadleaf tree ID training course for FR staff. October 19th-20th 2016.
Intensive One day Broadleaf tree ID training day for Forestry Commission England Volunteer rangers in the New Forest. 22nd June 2016.
Two day intensive Introduction to Tree ID for DEFRA staff. September 30th-October 1st 2015.
ICF meeting Kent June 30th 2016. Presenting the DEFRA Mass screening trials for Chalara ash dieback tolerance.
Tree Health Day – FC England (South West England). 23rd March 2016. Presenting the progress of the DEFRA Mass screening trials for Chalara ash dieback tolerance.
Tree Health Event, Forestry Commission England (North West and West Midlands District). October 5th 2015. Presenting the progress of the DEFRA Mass screening trials for Chalara ash dieback tolerance.
Woodland Trust Chalara Day, Pound Farm, Suffolk. June 16th 2015. Presenting the progress of the DEFRA Mass screening trials for Chalara ash dieback tolerance.