In France, for several years the Ash tree (Le frêne) has been decimated by ash dieback – causative agent Hymenoscyphus fraxineus ( Syn. Chalara fraxinea). Several organisations in France developed the Chalfrax program, which provides diagnostic and management tools to counter ash dieback (‘chalarose’ in French), while preserving the collective interests of the forestry sector. This book produced in collaboration with several partner organisations, including Chalfrax, is a useful guide to how ash dieback is being dealt with in France and some other parts of Europe.
This book summarises the characteristics of the tree and its uses, before considering the disease, its origin, its consequences and strategies to deal with infection
The authors, researchers and foresters, present the latest results of their studies and guide the silviculturist with practical advice and useful material for managing ash and chalara infection.
French text throughout
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