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Action Oak is a public-private partnership raising awareness of the threats to our native oak trees.

We also raise vital funds for research and monitoring to help understand how to combat these threats and preserve our oak trees for future generations to enjoy. To find out more about the work of the Action Oak partnership check out our news stories.

Forest Research wins funding for collaborative research into oak tree health

9th July, 2020

Forest Research wins funding for collaborative research into oak tree health

 

A pioneering new project to investigate the health of our British oak trees has been the go-ahead thanks to almost £2 million investment from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Defra and Scottish Government.

 

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Action Oak and Covid-19

1st May, 2020

Update from Action Oak

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University of the West of England AOD research team update

7th October, 2019

The University of the West of England AOD research team has had a busy and successful year with quite a few meetings, presentations and publications.

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Forest Research wins funding for collaborative research into oak tree health

9th July, 2020

Forest Research wins funding for collaborative research into oak tree health

 

A pioneering new project to investigate the health of our British oak trees has been the go-ahead thanks to almost £2 million investment from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Defra and Scottish Government.

 

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International Year of Plant Health

20th May, 2020

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation’s International Year of Plant Health aims to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health is beneficial to humans, health and the economy. As a way of contributing to this objective, Defra launched a new digital social media campaign called “Healthy plants, healthy minds” on Instagram and Facebook, to seek to inspire more people to appreciate houseplants, gardening and their benefits in supporting mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown.

 

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Action Oak and Covid-19

1st May, 2020

Update from Action Oak

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A coordinated response to the oak processionary moth outbreak

1st May, 2020

While carrying out routine targeted inspections of oak trees in June 2019, a Government plant health inspector noticed something amiss – recently planted trees imported from the Netherlands were infested with oak processionary moth (OPM) caterpillars.

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Understanding the critical roles of bacteria and fungi in oak health and disease

21st November, 2019

Bangor University has been working in collaboration with Forest Research and other institutions to understand the role of both beneficial and pathogenic microbes in oak health and disease.

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University of the West of England AOD research team update

7th October, 2019

The University of the West of England AOD research team has had a busy and successful year with quite a few meetings, presentations and publications.

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