DEFRA expected more cases of diseased trees

We expected to see new cases once the leaves came through on ash trees.

The better informed we are, the more effective we can be in our work to reduce the impact of this disease and we will be investigating this new case closely.”

– Martin Ward, Chief Plant Health Officer, DEFRA.

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Ash dieback in Dorset

The tree disease ash dieback has been confirmed in woodland near Dorchester.