The Cumbrian landscape could be under serious threat from a fungal tree disease.
'Die back of ash' has wiped out swathes of trees across Europe and has recently been detected in Northumberland and County Durham.
Experts here say the disease is a threat to many ancient specimen ash trees in valleys such as St John's in the Vale and Borrowdale.
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