The government's crisis committee, known as COBRA, is meeting this morning as ministers prepare to publish an action plan to tackle ash dieback disease. It now threatens 80 million trees in Britain with 115 confirmed cases.
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.