“They’re just being starved,” site manager William Cranstoun says of the infected trees, which lose precious water to the attacking fungus. Saplings less than 8 years old are in danger of dying within months. “The thing that’s worrying is the rate that it happens,” Cranstoun says.

The government of Prime Minister David Cameron, which is implementing the deepest public spending cuts in a generation, has been accused of mounting a slow and fumbling response to the deadly incursion of Chalara fraxinea.

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