Archive for November, 2012

Adopt an Ash and help secure a future for ash trees in Britain | 24th Nov, 2012

The Sylva foundation is asking volunteers to take part in a ‘Tree Watch’ survey starting next spring in an effort to identify which ash trees are more resistant to  Chalara fraxinea.  As owners and managers with access to woodlands across the country we’d be well placed to help with this survey.

Read the full story on the Sylva website.

Management of the Grey Squirrel Survey | 20th Nov, 2012

Squirrel damaged oak

We have received a  request from a student studying landscape management for woodland owners or managers to complete a short questionaire.  It is a very easy form, requiring a few ticks so it should really only take a couple of minutes.  Please download if from the link below and return to Andrew directly.

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Chalara dieback updated | 14th Nov, 2012

Here is the latest information from the Forestry Commission.  It explains precautions woodland owners should be taking and timescales for other business like grants and felling licenses which understandably will be delayed by the added workload.

Chalara Frax.pdf

Bryology in our Wood | 12th Nov, 2012

Dwarf Haircap (Pogonatum nanum)

Bernie and Theresa (The Barrowers) recently had a survey of mosses and liverworts in their wood.  It was carried out by Tom Ottely from the British Bryological Society, you may have seen the recent discussion on the forum about it.   Here’s Bernies report of  an interesting aspect of our woods, which may go unnoticed.  Many thanks to Tom for offering his services, I know several members have found it fascinating.

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Survey reveals ash disease in six more counties | 09th Nov, 2012

Here is the latest press release from th Forestry Commission concerning the spread of Chalara. There’s a link to a useful map toward the bottom of the piece and a video which gives good examples of how to identify the disease from both the leaf and the stem. Read more …


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