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Experts fear tree disease war is lost

Ash dieback continues to spread across the East Photo: ITV News Anglia

There are fears that the war against a deadly tree disease sweeping across our countryside has been lost.

Ash Dieback has spread so quickly that experts now say there is little hope of stopping it devastating forests and trees across the region.

It was here in the East that the disease was first discovered and the area continues to be the worst affected in the UK.

It means that within ten years our countryside could look completely different with ancient woodlands dating back more than a thousand years lost forever.

Help is still needed in spotting the disease. You can find full details at http://www.ashtag.org/