The Red List of Fraxinus
Published by Botanic Gardens Conservation International.
This global study puts Fraxinus excelsior on the “near threatened” status, due to ash dieback. Contained in the paper are several recommendations:
Assess and preserve Fraxinus genetic diversity
Control and mitigation of the impact of Emerald Ash Borer as well as ash dieback
Research and development into breeding programs for resistance, with potential introduction into wild populations
Quarantine processes to be extended to prevent/reduce movement of infected wood
Increase the use of the International Plant Sentinel Network in the fight against plant pests and diseases.
Find the download link below.
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