Cases of Chalara ash dieback have been confirmed in woodlands in six more counties – Sussex, Berkshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Bedfordshire and Northumberland – in addition to Norfolk, Suffolk, Kent and Essex where it had already been identified in the countryside.

The latest figures show the disease, caused by the fungus Chalara fraxinea, has been found in 61 locations in the wider countryside, as well as 39 planting sites and 15 tree nurseries, a total of 115 sites across the UK.

Some of the sites had hundreds of infected ash trees, while in others, just a handful were found.

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/356630/Summit-on-ash-dieback-response

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