Protection of Ash Trees

Forest Research (part of the Forestry Commission) wants to understand the problem from the farmers’ perspective – how can Britain’s ash trees be protected from these threats?

Ash dieback (ADB) is a major threat to Britain’s ash trees – one that many farmers will be concerned about. There is a further threat from the emerald ash borer (EAB) – an insect pest, not currently thought to be present in the UK, but which is spreading westwards from Russia and the Ukraine.

Forest Research (part of the Forestry Commission) wants to understand the problem from the farmers’ perspective – how can Britain’s ash trees be protected from these threats? They have created a survey that asks about different approaches for the surveillance and management of ADB and EAB. Are you concerned about the risk? Where do you get advice and information? What actions are you taking, or might be willing to take, to prevent or eradicate the threats?

Farmers’ views are really important, so Forest Research is asking for your help by completing this online survey