Future Trees Trust's Latest News

New insight in assessing tree straightness for timber

Posted on the 27th July 2017 at 10:07am.

The shape of a tree is very important in determining its timber volume recovery and value. A Technical Note just published by the Forestry Commission provides guidance on the methods that can be used to assess stem straightness in standing trees....

Queen's Birthday Honours awarded to FTT Co-Chairs

Posted on the 26th June 2017 at 12:24pm.

Congratulations to our two Co-Chairs, Graham Taylor and Geraint Richards, who have been awarded honours in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Graham has been awarded a MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to Forestry....

National Tree Improvement Strategy launches!

Posted on the 31st May 2017 at 6:19pm.

After considerable input from stakeholders across the forestry sector, the National Tree Improvement Strategy (NTIS) was launched recently at Future Trees Trust’s Annual Supporters’ Day in Cirencester. The NTIS document can be downloaded here or from the link below. The NTIS aims to...

Dieback of European Ash

Posted on the 3rd February 2017 at 4:04pm.

Consequences and Guidelines for Sustainable Management We are pleased to announce the publication of a major new study into chalara ash die-back and its management, which you can download here: http://www.slu.se/globalassets/ew/org/inst/mykopat/forskning/stenlid/dieback-of-european-ash.pdf Several Future Trees Trust members contributed to the study, including Gerry Douglas and...

Irish Supporters' Day

Posted on the 13th October 2016 at 1:02pm.

Representatives from across the Irish forestry sector gathered in Gorey, Co. Wexford, to hear a selection of eminent speakers talking about the significance of tree improvement in their particular fields. Presentations touched on Future Trees Trust’s oak, sycamore and sweet chestnut...

Finding sustainable seed sources

Posted on the 28th July 2016 at 3:20pm.

Following on from the initial piece of work assessing the nation’s ‘Selected’ seed stands (funded by Forestry Commission England), we have now completed the second phase of this important project – a desk study into determining sustainable sources of seed for...

Irish Supporters' Day will be on 7th October

Posted on the 31st May 2016 at 4:27pm.

We are holding our inaugural Irish Supporters’ day at the Amber Springs Hotel in Grey, County Wexford, on Friday October 7th, 10am to 4pm. Originally the British and Irish Hardwoods Improvement Programme or BIHIP, for 25 years, Future Trees Trust has...

Wondering what to do about ash dieback?

Posted on the 12th May 2016 at 4:31pm.

Wondering what to do about ash dieback? Here’s how you can help. Future Trees Trust is a founding partner of the Living Ash Project, a five-year, Defra-funded project to find ash trees showing some resilience to ash die-back disease. Read about...

FTT and Ash Dieback Disease

Posted on the 1st November 2014 at 12:49pm.

The FTT position statement on Ash Dieback Disease (Chalara Fraxinea) outlines a major role for genetics research in Ash tree conservation. by Dr David Boshier (University of Oxford) and Dr Jo Clark (Earth Trust) The past decade has been a tough one for...

Seed Stand Audit

Posted on the 9th October 2014 at 11:24am.

Future Trees Trust has undertaken an audit of the 'selected' seed stands on the Forestry Commission's FRM register. This project, commissioned by the Forestry Commission and undertaken by Forestart, provides a unique review of the state of 95 'selected' seed stands...