One of the country's most iconic trees has been given a life-line after the Government placed a ban on the import of ash trees to try and stop a disease from spreading.
The Environment Secretary made the announcement in Staffordshire this afternoon. The deadly fungus has already been found in Leicestershire and parts of Lincolnshire, and there are fears if it spreads, it could wipe out ninety per cent of the trees.
People in the Peak District are being asked to notify park authories if they have planted any ash trees in the past six years.
More worrying developments for the future of the ash trees so many people love.