ITV News Central have been to the location of an outbreak of ash dieback in Leicestershire. The disease is a major blow for the National Forest, as up to 20% of all trees there are ash.
Ash dieback causes ash trees to initially lose their leaves. Without leaves the trees cannot access sunlight which provides the plant with nutrients to grow.
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