There has been lots in the press about ash-dieback disease and it now seems certain that Britain will see a huge loss of the ash trees right across the country over the next few years. Being first reported in Eastern Europe in the early 90s, it has now been reported in nearly every European country.
What are the symptoms?
- Black/brown discolouration of the leaf base and midrib
- Small lens shaped lesions or black spots on the bark of stems and branches
- Trees with withered tops and shoots