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Establishment of a European Ash provenance trial in Britain

A large European wide provenance trial of ash was established in Oxfordshire, UK, in the winter 2004. Thirty-nine (39) provenances were used, 30 of which form part of the core collection represented in the other partner trials. Three provenances were obtained from GB sources. Survival was excellent with only 1 mortality noted by winter 2005. Unfortunately deer browsing prevented any sensible measure of height after one year's growth but that issue has been resolved. The trial will be assessed on a 2, 3, 5, 10-year programme and the results disseminated by publication in journals and seminars.

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