21st March 2013
Many councils around the country have been put on alert following the outbreak of Ash Die Back Disease.
There has already been an extensive loss of ash trees in parts of mainland Europe and now it is spreading across the country.
The disease is caused by the fungus chalara fraxinea. It is characterised by the loss of leaves from the outer parts of the top and sides of the tree, followed by long diamond-shaped lesions and discoloured bark on twigs. The trees will gradually wither and die.
If you notice any of the above signs on your ash trees, call us today on 01482 668449 for advice and information.