Ash Dieback or Chalara Ash Dieback 

Ash dieback is a fungl disease affecting Ash trees throughout Europe, It was first discovered in the UK in 2012 and has spread quickly throughout the country, affecting woodlands in a major way. 

Ash dieback symptoms 

Ash die back Symptoms (Surrey Wildlife Trust >
The main symptoms of ash dieback are: 
 
Blackening of leaves  
Discoloured stems, often with a diamond-shape lesion 
Black and shrivelled shoots 
The death of twigs and branches in the crown of mature trees 
Small white fruiting fungal bodies on blackened stalks in early autumn 

Ash dieback disease - Pest Alert 

Issued in 2013 by the Forrestry Commission, the alert shows that the outbreak was initially confined to East Anglia and Kent, and serves as a chilling reminder as to how quickly fungal diseases can spread in our forrestry stock.  
 
The full alert can be obtained from the Forest Research website, or downloaded here > 

The spread of Ash dieback to other species - identifying and reporting  

Published on the 7th August 2018, the forrestry commission are urging all members of the arborocultural industry to be vigillent and report any suspected sightings through it's Tree Alert reporting system. 
 
This is in light of the spread of the infection to three new tree and shrub species. (read more here >

What should you do ? 

If you suspect that your Ash trees are infected, or you have any other concerns relating to Ash dieback in Ash trees or other species, contact Cedardale Arboricultural Specialists, who will assess and report as necessary. 
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