Ash dieback- a news roundup

A roundup of the recent news stories regarding the spread of Chalara fungus, which is affecting the ash population of Britain.

29th October 2012

A roundup of the recent news stories regarding the spread of Chalara fungus, which is affecting the ash population of Britain.

 29th October 2012, The Scotsman: Disease confirmed on a Renfrewshire site

http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/killer-disease-found-in-scottish-ash-trees-as-import-ban-begins-1-2603392

28th October 2012, The Telegraph: Forestry Commission to inspect 2,300 sites for potential infection, may be impossible to control.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/countryside/9638359/Ash-die-back-disease-could-have-been-lurking-in-UK-for-years.html

28th October 2012, The Guardian: Rare species of insect could be lost if ash suffers large decline.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/28/ash-dieback-fungus-change-countryside

28th October 2012, The Daily Echo: Government to take ‘urgent action’ to halt the spread of Chalara fungus

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10011976.Experts_battle_woodland_killer_fungus/

27th October 2012, The Observer: More than 20 sites infected with Chalara. Mary Creagh- shadow environment secretary- claims that government “have been asleep on the job”.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/28/more-forest-sites-ash-disease?newsfeed=true

27th October 2012, The Telegraph: 100,000 trees have been burnt to control disease, National Trust director general warns UK outbreak could be “horrific”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/countryside/9638401/Fight-to-save-a-third-of-Britains-trees-from-killer-fungus.html

26th October 2012, The Guardian: European imports of ash banned, although the fungus was discovered in the UK eight months ago http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/26/ash-dieback-imports-banned?newsfeed=true

26th October 2012, BBC News: Chalara fungus found in nature reserve in Suffolk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-20097462

24th October 2012, The Guardian – Government to hold emergency summit to deal with problem, two mature woodland areas confirmed to be diseased- one in Norfolk, one in Suffolk.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/24/ash-dieback-disease-east-anglia?newsfeed=true

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