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A Tree Health Officer has been employed by the Forestry Commission to tackle a deadly disease that has wiped out forests in Europe.
Steve Morgan has been recording instances of Ash Dieback in the South of Scotland. Jenny Longden went to meet him.
Members of the public are being asked to help a Tree Health Officer to record instances of Ash Dieback in the South of Scotland.
Steve Morgan is surveying the region for the disease, which kills Ash trees.
Among the symptoms are:
- Discolouration of tree trunk
- Diamond shaped lesions in bark
- Leaf loss
- Crown dieback
Anyone looking to report suspected cases of ash dieback can report it at http://www.forestry.gov.uk/
A tree health officer is being employed in the Scottish Borders to record cases of a deadly disease.
Steve Morgan has been tasked with recording instances of Ash Dieback in the region.
The Forestry Commission hope to use land surveys to shape policy on how to deal with the spread of the disease.
It was first discovered in the UK in 2012 but Steve Morgan says it's currently unclear how widespread it is.