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Oregon Ash - Genetic Diversity Conservation

Oregon ash seedlings
Oregon ash (F. latifolia) seedlings growing at Dorena Genetic Resource Center - Photo Credit: R. Sniezko

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!