Ash Dieback Disease
There’s a rampant fungal disease affecting many trees throughout the UK. Ash dieback is also known as Chalara dieback of ash.
Ash is one of our most numerous trees but the future of the species is threatened by this horrible disease, together with the affect of Emerald Ash borer beetles. The Journal of Ecology has expressed fears that the ash may disappear completely from Europe, which would cause a huge change to the appearance of our familiar countryside. But there are signs that the UK could be less devastated than mainland Europe, which has a million square miles affected.
Ash dieback symptoms are often dead sapling tops and blackened shrivelled shoots on older trees, but shoots, branches and leaves can all be affected. Check out the Woodland Trust site for more information.
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