Defra on latest ash tree disease survey

We have thrown all possible resources at this surveying exercise which has given us a much clearer picture of the distribution of the disease to inform our evidence base.

The science on Chalara is still emerging and the more evidence we have, the greater our knowledge and understanding of this disease and the better we are able to tackle it.

I’d like to thank everyone involved in this survey.

Together we’ve surveyed over 92 percent of England and all of Scotland and Wales so far –a tremendous achievement, especially in such a short time, which shows our combined determination to deal with Chalara.”

– Martin Ward, Chief Plant Health Officer, Defra

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Ash tree disease action plan

Ministers have published an action plan outlining how it plans to tackle ash dieback disease that threatens 80 million trees in Britain. There are now 115 confirmed cases in the UK