we welcome government action to determine the extent of ash dieback disease and to contain its spread.

We believe this disaster for nature and our landscapes should be a wake-up call for the Government to show a much stronger commitment to tackling tree diseases in general.

We urge the Government to consider drawing on the Contingencies Fund to tackle these threats rather than raiding other already depleted Defra budgets for nature conservation and access.

http://cpreviewpoint.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/tree-diseases-cpre-letter-in-the-times/

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