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Ash Dieback Research Strategy

Since ash dieback was identified in 2012, the UK has invested more than £6m into ash dieback research and £4.5m into strengthening border security. The UK currently also has some of the strongest import controls in Europe.

The Ash Research Strategy which is being published on the 6th June summarises and consolidates all the existing evidence on ash trees, and their key threats: such as ash dieback and emerald ash borer as well as identifying key research themes for the future.

The Ash Research Strategy has been developed in partnership with key stakeholders, including academics, Defra family scientists and researchers, research councils, the Forestry Commission, horticultural and landscape sectors, landowner representative bodies and environmental organisations.