Ash dieback spread

There's evidence that the deadly ash disease has spread to Essex. The infected trees are the first found in the wild outside Norfolk and Suffolk.

There are now more than 80 sites where the disease has been confirmed. One nursery owner has said he'll have to destroy his crop of 500 ash trees, even though there's no evidence of them being 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.