A SECOND case of ash dieback has now been discovered in North Wales – in saplings planted in a small private woodland near Betws y Coed.

The saplings were newly planted in a mixed, broad-leaved woodland and are believed to have come from infected nursery stock.

The exact location is not being revealed because Forestry Commission Wales does not want publicity to act as a deterrent to other landowners coming forward with concerns about their own trees.