Ash tree disease found at seven sites in Scotland

Ash dieback disease has been reported at seven sites in Scotland according to a survey by Forestry Commission Scotland.

Environment & Climate Change Minister, Paul Wheelhouse said:

Further surveys, including more detailed surveys in areas around infected sites, will be needed before we can be confident about the full extent of the disease in Scotland.

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