Oregon Ash - Genetic Diversity Conservation
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) threatens Oregon ash (Fraxinus latifolia) with local extinction. Western states such as Oregon are taking precautions and preparing for its arrival. Check out the Readiness and Response Plan for Oregon for more information about the threat.
Researchers from the Dorena Genetic Resource Center in Oregon are looking for additional seed collections from California and Washington. Collection time is expected from mid September through November. Collected seed will be used for gene conservation and possibly for EAB-resistance testing. Contact us to contribute!
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This area of the website will feature important forest health issues that come up over time. For example, if an exotic insect pest is introduced and found in our region, we will use this space to highlight the issue and the ways that you can help.