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/
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