Ash Dieback

Ash Dieback
The latest update on the ash dieback situation from the Forest Service. While additional infections have been detected, they haven’t been as severe as many had feared, giving some hope that the disease can be contained. Confirmed findings (as of 31 October 2014) of ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea) Location type Number of Confirmed Findings October 2012 to 31/12/2013 Number of Confirmed Findings 1/1/2014 to 31/10/2014 Forestry plantations 41 13 Horticultural nurseries 17 3 Garden centres 4 0 Private gardens 4 3 Farm planting/Agri-environmental planting 21 2 Roadside planting 24 7 Hedgerow * 2 2 Total 113 30  *Hedgerow positives are all associated with infected...

Phoenix Park 2nd December

Phoenix Park 2nd December
  The final meeting of the Tree Council for 2014 took place in the Phoenix Park visitors centre on 2nd December followed by a Christmas lunch.   A meeting of the Tree Register of Ireland (TROI) also took place in the Phoenix Park visitor centre earlier on the 2nd of December....