Ash Trees Under Threat

A recent article in the Guardian warns of a very real threat to Britains ash trees after a fungus has killed the majority of ash trees in Denmark, and has destroyed a significant number ash in Germany, Poland, Norway, Sweden and Austria as well.Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus, an anamorph of Chalara fraxinea or more commonly known ash die-back.

The Danes have been urging Britain to ban imports of ash saplings to keep our forests quarantined from this threat, and last week the UK government launched a consultation that may lead to a ban on imports by November, lets hope this action is not too late.

For more detail see the Guardian link above.

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