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Ash Tree Die-Back

by Angelique Loe - 10:01 on 07 November 2012

I live in Caston and I would like to ask others to record here any suspected cases of Ash Tree die-back disease.

I have a very large ash tree in my garden, and I would be concerned if it were to acquire this disease as I would worry about the safety of those around the tree. - (neighbours homes, gardens, personal safety).

If you have a similar situatiuon do please add your comments and thoughts so we can have a discussion on any suspected cases and also discuss any advice the parish might have regarding this serious illness to our ash trees.

Comment from Alan Porter at 10:40 on 07 November 2012.
This is yet another terrible disease on our trees, in fact there has been a web site devoted to the Ash Trees which is www.ashtag.org For those of you who have smart phones they have made an application for your phone so when you see a diseased tree you can instantly report it and its location. As someone who walks in the forest every day I have the app and I have to say unfortunately have discovered one in the forest near Gt Hockham.
Comment from Lucy Yates at 12:00 on 07 November 2012.
There is a lot of useful information about this disease, how to identify it and where to report it, on the Forestry Commission website here: www.forestry.gov.uk/chalara

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