One of my more recent co-authored research articles has been selected as ‘Editor’s Choice’ in The Applied Ecologist’s Blog . The paper, Maintaining ecosystem properties after loss of ash in Great Britain by Louise Hill et al, focusses on the importance of using plant functional traits to predict potential changes to an ecosystem, following the loss of a key species. Read More
The authors of The New Sylva visit an amazing venerable ash tree that will feature in the book.
The authors visit the ash tree chosen to feature as in The New Sylva. Working in the rain … Read More
We’ve been overcome by the number of fantastic ash trees submitted by dozens of people across the country. Thank you to everyone who took part. The chosen tree is … Read More
The authors are searching for the finest example of a common ash (Fraxinus excelsior) tree to feature in The New Sylva. We hope that our readers can help by submitting their favourite ash trees – one of which will be selected and appear in the book frontispiece. Following the outbreak of ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea),… Read More
Biosecurity in woodlands is big news at last but clear guidance is hard to find. Here’s a simple guide. Read More
The outbreak of Chalara fraxinea rewrites the future of ash in Britain. Read More
There has been too much knee-jerk reactionary panic to the arrival of ash dieback Chalara fraxinea to Britain’s shores. Here is my proposed ten-point plan, in which some actions may surpise some. Read More