Woodlands near Bures run by Suffolk Wildlife Trust are infected with the fungal disease responsible for killing off ash trees.

A spokeswoman confirmed the finding on Tuesday after the Forestry Commission carried out analysis on ash saplings with tell-tale signs of the disease, ash dieback, on the 100-acre site.

They are confined to an area called Hullback’s Grove which was coppiced several years ago. It is believed the young ash trees which sprouted on the area have been infected by spores carried on the wind.