Sick ash trees in the East

A disease which has wiped out 90% of ash trees in Denmark has been found for the first time in mature forests in this country - right here in East Anglia.

Ash dieback is spreading far faster than expected raising fears of an outbreak as devastating as the impact of Dutch Elm Disease in the 1970s when 25 million trees died in the UK alone.

Ash trees at Pound Farm Wood near Framlingham in Suffolk and Ashwellthorpe in Norfolk are among those affected.

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Fungus threatens ash trees

A disease which has wiped out ninety per cent of ash trees in Denmark has been found for the first time in East Anglia. The government has proposed a ban on importing the trees.