Plant health inspectors are due to visit at least two domestic gardens where ash trees are showing signs of being infected by the Chalara fraxinea fungus to carry out tests before the cases will be officially confirmed.

Initial inspections using photographs have, however, raised fears that the disease has already found its way into home owners’ gardens.

Until now it had only been found in Forestry Commission land, commercial forests and at nurseries.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/countryside/9685153/Ash-dieback-disease-suspected-in-private-gardens-for-first-time.html

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