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Environment Secretary outlines aims of ash tree summit

The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will today host a summit "to get the very best ideas on how to handle" ash dieback disease.

He told ITV News:

"Today is about the Ash Tree problem but we're already looking ahead and I have asked Ian Boyd, our senior scientific advisor, to set up a task force which is already under way on how to handle what appears to be an increasing problem of dangerous plant diseases which can threaten our environment.