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dc.contributor.authorShort, Ian
dc.contributor.authorHawe, Jerry
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-05T16:23:19Z
dc.date.available2019-02-05T16:23:19Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationShort, I. and Hawe, J. (2018) Ash dieback in Ireland – A review of European management options and case studies in remedial silviculture. Irish Forestry 75 (1&2): 44-72en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/1654
dc.descriptionpeer-revieweden_US
dc.description.abstractAsh dieback, caused by Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, is developing rapidly across the island of Ireland. Ireland’s ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) woodlands, particularly first rotation plantations, are quite unique and are at particular risk of very rapid decline. Urgent action is required in order to minimise the economic, ecological and social impact of the disease. However, for this to happen forest owners require guidance regarding potential positive management interventions. This article outlines the wider, mainly European, experience of remedial silviculture. It presents three case studies on existing remedial silviculture trials in Ireland. In the absence of silvicultural research data specific to the evolving situation with ash dieback, this article explores the potential benefits of positive practical actions which may minimise the impact of the disease. Despite the seriousness of the situation, such silvicultural activity may even result in a positive economic outcome. It is hoped that by beginning to document potential mitigatory management options, this paper may bring some reassurance to owners and managers of ashdominated woodlands.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to note that COFORD are previous funders of the work and that Teagasc and Woodland Trust NI are current funders.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSociety of Irish Forestersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIrish Forestry;vol75
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectFraxinus excelsioren_US
dc.subjectHymenoscyphus fraxineusen_US
dc.subjectunderplantingen_US
dc.subjectmanagement guidelinesen_US
dc.subjectstand restructuring,en_US
dc.subjectmitigationen_US
dc.titleAsh dieback in Ireland – A review of European management options and case studies in remedial silvicultureen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorWoodland Trust NIen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorCoFoRDen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorTeagasc
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-05T16:23:19Z


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