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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Experts to meet to combat ash disease

Chalara dieback of ash is a serious disease of ash trees caused by a fungus called Chalara fraxinea Credit: T. Kirisits, Forestry Commission

Scientists, conservationists and politicians will be meeting in London today to discuss the spread of Ash dieback disease.

The number of infected trees in the ITV Anglia region is increasing. Government scientists are working with their counterparts in other countries in an attempt to combat the spread of the spores which cause the disease.

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