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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:

  • the history of Ash dieback in the UK
  • videos and pictorial guide to identifying trees infected with Ash dieback
  • information on how to report a suspected case of Ash dieback
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