A fungal infection that has seen more than 100,000 trees already destroyed around the country could spread to the North East.

Four confirmed cases of the ash dieback disease have been found in the region – at recently planted ash sites near Newcastle, Seaham, Newton Aycliffe and Richmond.

http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2012-11-06/deadly-ash-dieback-disease-found-in-the-north-east/

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