Future generations might wonder who was to blame for the holocaust of our most graceful woodland tree. They might point a finger at the hapless, failed guardians of our woodland heritage, Defra and the Forestry Commission. They would be wrong. What is about to cause the worst disaster in woodland history is not so much law as love. Everyone loves a planted tree. We thought planting trees was the solution but it wasn’t. It was the problem.

One of the places where ash dieback was first found is the Woodland Trust’s Pound Farm estate in Suffolk.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/its-not-neglect-its-our-love-of-planting-trees-that-has-caused-this-disaster-8278106.html

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