The number of reported cases of ash dieback seems to increase daily. For many it will trigger memories of another deadly disease that all but wiped out the UK's elm tree population. Dutch Elm disease arrived on our shores in the late 1960s and went on to kill nearly 90% of elms.
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.