Trees survive ash dieback

Trees in a Somerset plantation have survived ash dieback for far longer than previously thought possible - 11 years. It is thought that there may be potential to slow the spread of the disease in the British countryside.

Somerset trees survive ash dieback for 11 years

Trees in a Somerset plantation have survived ash dieback for far longer than previously thought possible - 11 years.

It is thought that there may be potential to slow the spread of the disease in the British countryside.

A young Common Ash Tree with the disease Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

According to the National Trust said only 10% of the 6,000 ash trees at the Holnicote plantation, near Minehead, are showing any signs of the disease, despite having been infected for five years longer than any other tree in the UK so far.

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