North West Tree Health Group

The North West Tree Health Group is hosted by the Forestry Commission and holds regular meetings for representatives of key organisations and forestry professionals to share tree health information.

North West Tree Health Group Meeting - January 2023

Prof Richard Buggs – RBG Kew: Covering some of the research he and colleagues have been undertaking on the genetics of our native ash tree and implications for resilience to ash dieback.

Prof Rich Hauer – University of Wisconsin: Stevens Point: Covering lessons learnt in North America from twenty years of responding to Emerald Ash Borer and the implications of different management desires and outcomes.

Matthew Smith – Forestry Commission: Highlighting ash dieback related opportunities with Defra’s developing Tree Health Pilot grant scheme.

North West Tree Health Group Meeting - December 2022

Dr Jo Clark of the Future Trees Trust giving an update on the Living Ash Project

Dave Williams from Forest Research giving an awareness situation of Oak Lace Bug in mainland Europe

Alan Ockenden – FC Plant Health Forestry Area Lead SE giving an update on the Ips typographus situation in SE England

Plus Regional updates of Phytophthora ramorum in larch and Oak Processionary Moth

DON'T PANIC!- Iben Thomsen on ash dieback - The North West Tree Health Group

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