As a result of chalara, Britain would have to change the structure of its forests, he added, “to use well developed silvicultural practice to introduce new species and different forest structures, to replace those ash trees that are in decline.”

This found chalara present in six more counties: Sussex, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire. The disease has now been confirmed in 115 sites: 15 nurseries, 39 planting sites and 61 locations in the wider environment (forests and woodlands).