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Ash trees in danger: Chalara dieback of ash - chalara fraxinea

According to the Forestry Commission's map of the incidence of the fungal infection the infection is heading west.
The link below includes a video of how to identify the disease and also information about the threat that our trees face.
The ash tree is, in the this part of the west country, the most likely tree to germinate in our garden, it is almost a weed, it would be a great shame to lose them. We also have a danger to our Horse Chestnut trees and oaks. What has gone wrong? Mention is made of global warming but are we to believe this as a factor? 

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-8udm6s

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Posted on 09 Nov 2012 by Geoff Edwards
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