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Provenance testing of Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) in Ireland

Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) is an important native forest tree species in Ireland. Stem form and growth rate as well as adaptation to local climatic conditions are important. Native seed sources show poor stem form and as a result other sources may provide better stem form but would need to be protected against late spring frost which causes damage to newly flushed shoots. Material from 47 different sources across Europe were used to establish one of a series of provenance trials organised under this project.

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