Future Trees Trust's Latest News

UK Forest Genetic Resources Update

Posted on the 1st April 2020 at 9:52am.

An idea that has long been in the mind of many in forestry and woodland conservation is starting to take shape. The project is an online, map-based platform displaying UK field trials that are investigating tree improvement or preserving our Forest...

Living Ash Project Phase 2 Funding Announced

Posted on the 25th March 2020 at 8:28am.

Future Trees Trust today announces the Living Ash Project Phase Two has been re-awarded funding. The new five year programme is the second phase of this project aiming to secure trees tolerant to the fungal disease ash dieback for future seed production....

Future Trees Trust Supporters Day 2020 Postponed

Posted on the 24th March 2020 at 1:02pm.

Dear supporter of Future Trees Trust, We are sorry to inform you that we have decided to cancel the Future Trees Trust’s Annual Supporter’s Day on 21st May at Alice Holt Research Station. With the continuing coronavirus outbreak and current government advice...

New Research Assistant Joins Future Trees Trust

Posted on the 24th January 2020 at 11:39am.

Future Trees Trust has announced new Research Assistant Joe Beesley. Joe Beesley will be supporting Future Trees Trust Head of Research Jo Clark in his role which will consist of designing and analysing field trials, interpreting data and communicating the findings to...

Ash dieback project launches International Year of Plant Health

Posted on the 17th January 2020 at 9:32am.

The Ash Archive initiative is a major step towards maintaining and restoring ash in the British landscape. Three thousand trees have been planted in Hampshire as part of a pioneering project to tackle the devastating tree disease, Ash Dieback. The UK’s first Ash...

'Where we are with Elm’ Review Released

Posted on the 4th December 2019 at 12:07am.

Where we are with Elm Review Released (Future Trees Trust, December 4th 2019) Future Trees Trust announced today the publishing of the 'Where we are with Elm' review. Future Trees Trust funded Karen Russell, an independent woodland management and tree improvement consultant who...

Improved Oak For The First Time in The UK

Posted on the 28th October 2019 at 6:37am.

Head of Research, Jo Clark has been revisiting our oak progeny trials, the breeding seedling orchards. They are now 17 years old. Jo carried out a visual assessment to inform the next steps. The decision was made to remeasure all eight trials...

Full Time Research Technician Needed

Posted on the 28th October 2019 at 5:46am.

Research Technician Full Time, 3 year fixed term with possibility of extension Future Trees Trust are seeking a highly motivated individual to assist with its cutting edge and expanding research programme for improving broadleaved trees. Based in South Oxfordshire, this person will be...

DNA Analysis of Sweet Chestnut Paper Published

Posted on the 6th October 2019 at 12:32pm.

DNA analysis of Castanea sativa (sweet chestnut) in Britain and Ireland: Elucidating European origins and genepool diversity by Rob Jarman , Claudia Mattioni , Karen Russell , Frank M. Chambers , Debbie Bartlett , M. Angela Martin , Marcello Cherubini , Fiorella...

Growing Innovation

Posted on the 9th August 2019 at 1:34pm.

Josh Roberts MICFor, Policy Advisor at Scottish Forestry, reports on an innovation fund that has just opened. Forestry and Land Scotland want everyone with a potential interest in plant nursery technology to know about an innovation fund that has just opened. The...