There's more bad news for the country's ash tree population. Scientists have discovered the fungus responsible for Ash Dieback is now resident in the UK - meaning the disease could spread faster and further than before.
The Forestry Commission is warning that an entire generation of trees could be lost. Russell Hookey reports.
Paloma Faith has announced that she will be performing a concert in Sherwood Pines Forest, in Nottinghamshire.
It's part of the Forestry Commission's Forest Live concert series that has been organised to bring music to new audiences without commercial branding and sponsorship.
All the money raised from ticket sales goes back into improving the local forests for both people and wildlife.
Paloma has been nominated for Best Album and Best British Female at this year's Brit awards. Her debut album, ‘Do You Want the Truth, or Something Beautiful?’ sold over half a million copies.
She'll be performing in Sherwood Pines Forest in Nottinghamshire on Saturday 15th June. Tickets are available on the Forestry Commission's website.
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).
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