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.

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Smart-phone app to fight ash tree disease

Smart-phone APP to tackle Ash dieback disease Credit: ITVAnglia

Experts at the University of East Anglia in Norwich have developed a smart-phone app to help fight ash dieback disease. Called Ash Tag the device holds photos of trees with ash dieback, so anyone who thinks they've spotted it in their area can use the app to check.

They can then send photos into a team of environmental specialists for analysis. Here's the link to the Ash Tag website.

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