Fungus threatens ash trees

A disease which has wiped out ninety per cent of ash trees in Denmark has been found for the first time in East Anglia. The government has proposed a ban on importing the trees.

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Ash tree imports to be banned

Ash tree Credit: ITV Anglia

Imports of ash trees will be banned from Monday in an attempt to stop the spread of a disease that has practically wiped them out in parts of Denmark.

Chalara fraxinea has been found in at least eleven woods in Norfolk and Suffolk. In Denmark the fungus has wiped out 90% of ash trees in seven years. The Environment Secretary will be banning the ash imports which it's believed have introduced the fungus to the UK

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