Alert over diseased ash trees

It has already caused widespread losses of ash trees in continental Europe, including the deaths of an estimated 60 to 90% of Denmark’s ash trees.

The disease was discovered in June in young ash trees recently planted at a Leicestershire car park. This followed an interception in February by the Food & Environment Research Agency (Fera) of diseased ash plants in a shipment from a supplier in the Netherlands to a nursery in the UK.

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