The Horticultural Trades Association admitted that many saplings are labelled as British because customers like “local provenance”.

But although the seed may be from the local area, the trees are increasingly grown abroad because it is cheaper.

The trend has been blamed for fuelling the movement of trees around Europe, that is in turn spreading a deadly new disease.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9649565/Gardeners-sold-native-ash-trees-grown-abroad.html

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