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Ash Dieback in National Forest

The first cases of Ash Dieback Disease have been found in the National Forest in North West Leicestershire. In excess of 1.5 million trees could be affected.

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Ash Dieback hits the National Forest, full report

A deadly disease which kills Ash trees has been found in the National Forest in Leicestershire. Ash Dieback, as it's known, is a fungus which causes leaf loss and can lead to the death of the tree.

There are fears that if the disease takes hold in the Forest's Ash population, up to two million trees could wither and die.

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