SC010100 - Root Disease in Alders

Theme:Sustainable Asset Management
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/03/2003
End date:14/03/2008
  • Flood Defence,
  • conservation and biodiversity
  • British Waterways,
  • CABI Bioscience UK,
  • Defra,
  • South West of England Regional Development Agency,
  • Forestry Commission,
  • Welsh Development Agency,
  • Railtrack


This 10 year research project funded by the Forestry Commission and the Environment Agency investigated the disease 'Phytophtora' which affects the roots of alder trees. The research determined the distribution and severity of the disease and explored methods for management. The results from the research will develop a better understanding of how to limit the presad of the disease when undertaking river maintenance activites and flood management schemes. The full report was published by Forest Research.