Ben Jump BscFor(Hons)
Ben has worked as an Arboricultural Officer and Farm Woodland Adviser, covering much of Scotland. Work included tree health assessments, street tree management, tree management policy formulation, woodland design and contract management, lecturing in forestry & conservation, financial forecasting and woodland valuations. He is passionate about Scotland's trees and woods, and is currently a volunteer Verifier for the Ancient Tree Inventory and Arboricultural Researcher for the Royal Botanic Garden (Edinburgh).
ASHDIEBACK.NET was created by Ben Jump, in February 2014, to offer information about Ash Dieback caused by the fungus, Hymenoscyphus fraxineus. The picture on the right shows a healthy old ash pollard growing in Central Scotland. We could lose even more trees to Ash Dieback disease, as we lost during the Dutch Elm Disease outbreak during the 1970's and 80's.