Telford & Wrekin Council and the Forestry Commission have instigated a plan to remove ash saplings from the new Dawley Learning Community site following a confirmed case of ash dieback.
The case in Dawley is at the site within the newly planted landscape scheme where the replacement for the Phoenix School is being built.
It has been found in a group of trees that were sourced by the main earthworks contractor Birse Civils Ltd from a nursery in Lincolnshire and planted 12 months ago.
Staff at The National Forest have issued advice to visitors to try to prevent ash dieback reaching their trees.
They look after more than a million trees and outbreaks have already been confirmed in parts of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and the West Midlands.
With ash die-back disease now in the Midlands, staff at The National Forest are issuing precautions to people visiting the woodland across three counties.
So far, the Forest is free of the disease, but it has been found in Shropshire, Warwickshire, Lincolnshire and elsewhere in Leicestershire.
Wesley Smith reports.
Forestry staff at The National Forest are issuing precautions to people visiting the 200 square miles of woodland across Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire.
The Forest is so far free of ash die-back but it has already been found in Shropshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire.
The CEO of the National Forest, Sophie Churchill, is urging people to wash shoes and boots when returning from walking in the woods.
There are more than a million ash trees in the Forest and any infection could be devastating, especially as the forest has only been established for twenty years.There's more information at www.forestry.gov.uk
According to the Forestry Commission (as of 9th November) there has been a total of 155 confirmed findings of ash dieback across the country.
- 15 nursery sites
- 55 recently planted sites
- 85 wider environment (established woodlands)
According to the Forestry Commission, there has been a total of 155 findings of ash dieback across the UK (as of 9th November 2012).
This video was uploaded to YouTube by ForestryCommission1.
The Peak District National Park Authority is urging the public to remain vigilant when cleaning footwear, clothing and buggies, to avoid the spread of ash dieback.
The Forestry Commission has provided a video to help identify the disease.
The disease that some people fear could wipe out most of our country's ash trees, has now been found in four parts of the Midlands. Ash dieback has today been officially confirmed in Shropshire.
And a nursery in Warwickshire has revealed that the disease has been confirmed in one of its saplings. It's already been detected near Leicester and in north Lincolnshire.