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.
Experts say little can be done to stop the spread of 'Ash dieback' the disease threatening to devastate the UK's ash trees.
One of the UK's biggest tree growers will seek damages from the government after losing thousands of trees to ash dieback disease.
The disease threatening to wipe out the majority of Britain's ash trees may have spread - as experts say an import ban was too slow.