Saplings that have been recently planted near to Castle Douglas could have to be destroyed because some have signs of the fungal disease Ash Die Back.
The disease is threatening Britain's ash trees, it has already destroyed more than 90% of Ash trees in parts of Denmark.
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The Met Office have issued a yellow "Be Aware" warning of heavy rain for the region which is valid from 3pm Sunday until 3pm Monday
Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
Christmas Eve which could be rather frosty, and at present, Christmas Day itself looks like being cold and clear with a few wintry showers