George Peterken
British Wildlife 35.6 May 2024

Ash Dieback in woodland nature reserves

George Peterken, David Cracknell, Cesca Beamish and John Healey offer insights on the varied effects of Ash Dieback on individual trees, based on the uniquely detailed long-term study at Lady Park Wood, on the Monmouthshire/Gloucestershire border.

Ash Dieback (ADB) Hymenoscyphus fraxineus has cut a swathe through our landscapes, woods, management programmes and research priorities. First identified in the wild in 2012 in an ancient wood in Norfolk, it rapidly reached west Wales and the western Highlands.

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