Imports of ash trees will be banned from Monday in an attempt to stop the spread of a disease that has practically wiped them out in parts of Denmark.
Chalara fraxinea has been found in at least eleven woods in Norfolk and Suffolk. In Denmark the fungus has wiped out 90% of ash trees in seven years. The Environment Secretary will be banning the ash imports which it's believed have introduced the fungus to the UK
The latest confirmed cases of Ash dieback disease have been discovered in Bedfordshire.
David Harwood who runs Sandy Lane nursery at Wattisfield near Diss is considering burning 500 young ash trees.
A guide on some of the characteristics of chalara fraxinea, a disease that is targeting woodlands in the East.