Ash Dieback: Resources
This web page has been designed to keep you informed of the latest guidance in relation to the management of Ash Dieback.
Should you have any concerns over ash dieback on yours or your clients site/s then please contact our consultants, full details of whom can be found at the bottom of this screen.
Lockhart Garratt’s position on the future of ash in the UK is that these trees have an important role to play in both the rural and urban environments. We advise our clients to take a balanced approach to the management of these assets in relation to the threat of ash dieback.
It is important that we continue to recognise the silvicultural and commercial imperative of proactively managing woodlands but also recognise the significant benefits across our landscapes and ecosystems that ash trees provide. Pragmatic management can minimise risks while seeking to maintain the presence of those heritably tolerant trees into the future.
Useful Documents & Links
You may find the following documents and links beneficial for further research.
- Chalara ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus), Forest Research
- Chalara infections map, FERA/DEFRA
- ‘Ash tree research strategy 2019’, DEFRA and Forestry Commission
- ‘Managing ash in woodlands in light of ash dieback: operations notes 46’, Forestry Commission
- ‘The management of individual ash trees affected by ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus): Operations Note 46a’, Forestry Commission
- ‘Common sense risk management of trees’, National Tree Safety Group
- The National Tree Safety Group
- ‘Managing woodland SSSIs with ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus)’, Forestry Commission and Natural England
- ‘How to benefit species and habitats biodiversity in your woodland’, Forestry Commission
- ‘Felling Dead Ash – Safety Guidance for Managers’, FISA
- Ash Dieback: an Action Plan Toolkit, The Tree Council
- ‘European protected species: apply for mitigation licence’, Natural England
- ‘Tree Felling – Getting Permission’, Forestry Commission
- ‘Tree felling licence: when you need to apply’, Forestry Commission
- ‘Ecological Site Classification Decision Support System (ESC-DSS), Forest Research
- ‘Ecological impacts of ash dieback and mitigation methods’, Forest Research
- ‘Genetic considerations for provenance choice of native trees under climate change in England’, Forest Research
- ‘Tree Preservation Orders and trees in conservation areas’, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
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