Dr Glynn Percival 

Special Report: Beech Bark Disease Killer in disguise

Special Report: Beech Bark Disease Killer in disguise

by Dr Glynn Percival Beech Bark Disease occurs when three pathogens combine. It starts when the Beech Scale insect feeds on the bark of the Beech tree.   The insect doesn’t do much damage itself, but by feeding on the sap, it provides an opening for two species of fungi to attack: Nectria coccinea and…

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Trees & Flooding Part 3, by Dr. Glynn Percival

Trees & Flooding Part 3, by Dr. Glynn Percival

Which trees cope best with floods? We have been looking at how trees can be affected by flooding.   I began by exploring how prolonged flooding can damage trees, and then how we can help trees to recover. I am finishing our journey by looking at the future. With the theme of ‘Right Tree Right…

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Trees and flooding: too much of a good thing?

Trees and flooding: too much of a good thing?

Trees need water, but in excess, such as that found in flood conditions, water can be more damaging than a prolonged drought, especially in urban settings.  I am going to be exploring: 1) how flooding damages trees; 2) how we can undo some of the damage (mitigation); and 3) some of the tools to futureproof…

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