Juniper management and Juniper Group England information
Image of a juniper woodland from the top of Tongue Fell in the Lake District, looking out over the valley and Mungrisedale
Caption: Tongue Fell Junipers in the Lake District. C.Hedges (2010)

Phytophthora austrocedri on Juniper Webinar

25th June 2020

Sarah Green from Forest Research presented: Phytophthora austrocedri on juniper; evidence for natural resistance in juniper populations (the good news), spread of the pathogen in nursery-grown plants (the bad news) and implications for juniper restoration. Watch the full webinar below. The presentation slides are also available to download at the foot of this page.

Findings from Sarah's research have provided the basis for Forest Research's new Biosecurity flyer: Plant health considerations for planting schemes, available to download at the foot of this page.

Juniper Group England

Juniper Group England began meeting in April 2020. Juniper populations across Great Britain have been in steady decline over decades. This working group is looking at how to target and improve the quality of juniper management and best practice, particularly in light of the threat of Phytophthora austrocedri on remaining populations.

Juniper Group England Inaugural Meeting - April 2020

In April we hosted the inaugural Juniper Group England meeting via video conferencing. Bringing together organisations and individuals across the UK to discuss and progress juniper management.

This first meeting was about scene-setting, understanding wider issues, and sharing information, with a general focus on the North England situation.

The group hosted presentations and updates from Andrew Kirkwood, APHA, Sarah Green, Forest Research, Flora Donald, CEH, David Harpley, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, and Richard Thompson, Forest and Land Scotland.

Second Meeting – 13th July 2020

The goal of our second meeting is a discussion to consider identifying needs for:

o Research
o Policy
o Practice


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