Ash tree disease found in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Ash trees Credit: PA file picture

A disease threatening to devastate the UK's native ash trees has now been found Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The Chalara fraxinea fungus has wiped out 90% of ash trees in some parts of Denmark. It causes leaf loss and crown dieback and can lead to tree death.

There are fears that the UK's ash trees are facing a similar fate to its elms, which were destroyed by Dutch elm disease in the 1970s.