Ban to stop tree disease, full report

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.

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Ash Dieback Disease Alert

The latest on the threat of Ash Dieback disease in the Midlands which could infect and destroy millions of trees across the country.