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Tree Production Innovation Fund

Read the Forestry Commission Blog Announcing the innovative projects to be supported through the Tree Production Innovation Fund (TPIF) that will enhance the quantity, quality and diversity of tree planting stock available for planting in England. Projects will develop innovative technologies and ways of working to overcome current barriers to [...]

2021-12-01T09:43:48+00:00December 1st, 2021|0 Comments

Down the Rabbit Hole: Genomics of tree health and adaptation – Richard Buggs, Evolutionary Biologist

Richard Buggs is a Professor of Evolutionary Genomics at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) and a Senior Research Leader at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. His research uses evolutionary genomics methods to understand the basis of pest and pathogen susceptibility of plants. His main project explores the genomics of ash [...]

2021-11-17T17:27:56+00:00November 17th, 2021|0 Comments

Science and innovation strategy for forestry in Great Britain

The strategy was published in October 2020. It provides a framework for forestry-related scientific research. It aims to support the management of our forests, woodlands and trees in England, Scotland and Wales. This framework recognises the key role the sector has in: addressing the challenges of reversing the decline in [...]

2021-11-17T17:33:33+00:00October 17th, 2021|0 Comments

Vastern Timber launch their latest “Wood for the Trees” film

Vastern Timber, a corporate supporter of Future Trees Trust, today released the latest in their series of “Wood for the Trees” films. This one is all about growing improved trees for timber and features a chat with Jo Clark, Head of Research at Future Trees Trust. You can watch [...]

2021-03-22T16:31:43+00:00March 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

Confor webinar on tree breeding for improved timber quality and yields

NTIS is proud to be a member of CONFOR that recently arranged a 'Tree Breeding' webinar for all their members. Follow the link below to get the latest news on breeding for Sitka spruce wood quality from Forest Research, an update of broadleaf tree breeding from FTT and the [...]

2020-12-21T16:03:17+00:00December 21st, 2020|0 Comments

New ‘Resistant Ash’ Breeding Project

Future Trees Trust is delighted to report a new consortium project funded by Defra to take forward work on producing ash for industry that is tolerant to ash dieback.  This January, an archive of tolerant ash material from the Living Ash Project and Forest Research’s mass screening trials was planted [...]

2020-04-22T14:06:10+00:00April 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Progress in the battle against ‘Ash die-back’

Progress in the battle against 'Ash die-back' Scientists at Queen Mary University of London in conjunction with partners at Kew Gardens (London), Forest Research (Roslin), and Teagasc (Dublin) have published a ground-breaking paper on the battle to find native ash tree resistant to the invasive alien fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, which causes ash dieback. [...]

2020-02-19T10:45:13+00:00February 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Sitka Spruced

Sitka Spruced meeting at Roslin, 17th September 2019 Forestry Workshop on Genomic Selection: Implementation and Impacts for the UK The Sitka Spruced team is hosting a workshop on the implementation and impacts of genomic selection for UK forestry. The workshop, to be held on 17 September 2019 at the Roslin [...]

2019-09-05T11:29:23+00:00September 5th, 2019|0 Comments
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