Vacancy for a Vice-Chair (Conservation) role

Plant Heritage is looking to recruit a trustee to be Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees to support and advise them in making decisions regarding the development and implementation of Plant Heritage’s Conservation Strategy. Working with the Chairman of the Plant Conservation Committee (PCC) and the Plant Conservation Officer, this trustee will be an advocate for Plant…

Xylella fastidiosa – an update

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has just published an update regarding the bacterial disease Xylella fastidiosa, including guidelines for nurseries and for anyone importing plants from non-EU countries or EU countries where it has been detected: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/protecting-plant-health-topical-issues There are known outbreaks of Xylella fastidiosa in Italy, France (Corsica and mainland France). An outbreak in…

Does your garden have any species of Magnolias? BGCI needs your help

http://www.bgci.org/news-and-events/news/1305/ “BGCI is conducting an analysis of ex situ collections of Magnoliaceae taxa using information held in our PlantSearch database. This survey will allow us to identify which species are present in ex situ collections around the world.  It will also help us identify any threatened species currently absent from ex situ collections that could…