Tag Archives: Chalara fraxinea

Facebook game Fraxinus targeted at beating ash dieback

If you use Facebook you could help with research into ash dieback disease. Yes really, anybody online can do this. Crowdsourcing is a new way of doing science, to me, but here are people who believe it can work. Here … Continue reading

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Summer time is when to spot diseases such as ash dieback

argylesock says… Summer has arrived here in Britain. If you can go outside, please do. If you see any trees which might be diseased or ancient I hope you’ll report them to the Woodland Trust. As this article explains, ash … Continue reading

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Chalara ash disease – learning to live with it?

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Tree of the month: Ash

In two days’ time the moon will be new. So according to this version of the Ogham ‘tree calendar’ extended into 2013, we’re about to enter the Month of the Ash. You might choose to follow my ‘ogham’ tag for … Continue reading

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Ash dieback DNA breakthrough‏

argylesock says… The science is making progress.

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Ash dieback – where are we now?

Here in Britain, ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior) are under attack by a fungus (Chalara fraxinea) which causes the disease called ash dieback. This is one of several emerging diseases now threatening our trees. The ash dieback story has gone quiet … Continue reading

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National Tree Week

This week in Britain is National Tree Week. This week of tree celebrations, timed to mark the start of the tree planting season, was launched in 1975 by the Tree Council and as my fellow blogger timr6 at Green Living … Continue reading

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