Friday 23 November 2012
A wide-scale survey of England, Scotland and Wales earlier this month has helped to build a picture of the current extent of infection of ash trees by Chalara fraxinea, the Ash dieback fungus. As of 21 November the disease had been confirmed at 222 sites: 17 nurseries, 84 planting sites and 121 locations in the wider environment (woods and forests).
Ash dieback has not yet been confirmed within the Chilterns AONB. There is a confirmed location close to the AONB near Marlow and also in woodland in Bedfordshire.
The Forestry Commission website has a lot of useful information on: