The species we currently work with are ash, birch, cherry, oak, sweet chestnut, sycamore and walnut.
To find out more about our work with each of these species, follow the links below. They provide access to information on current research and up to date progress on each species, along with papers, documents, links and contacts relevant to each species.
The oak breeding seedling orchards are still many years from producing quantities of seed, and even when it is produced, it will be in very small amounts. We are studying the feasibility of promoting early flowering and seed production, and if feasible, a means of rapid multiplication of seedlings by vegetative means.
Adequate trials exist for walnut, and one of the major findings has been to discover that shelter during the early years after planting is much more critical for this species than any other. Investigations into the most suitable silvicultural techniques will continue, mostly by the Earth Trust at Little Wittenham