Skogforsk studies, though, show that traditional plant breeding has good potential for creating ash plants that are less susceptible to the disease.

In Nordic mythology, the Yggdrasil ash tree is regarded as the tree of life, but now the ash has been classified as ‘vulnerable’ on the Red List.

No clone is completely unaffected, but some are much more resistant than others. Consequently, traditional plant breeding seems to have good potential for creating ash plants that are less susceptible to ash dieback.

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