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
28th October 2012, The Telegraph: Forestry Commission to inspect 2,300 sites for potential infection, may be impossible to control.
28th October 2012, The Guardian: Rare species of insect could be lost if ash suffers large decline.
28th October 2012, The Daily Echo: Government to take ‘urgent action’ to halt the spread of Chalara 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”.
27th October 2012, The Telegraph: 100,000 trees have been burnt to control disease, National Trust director general warns UK outbreak could be “horrific”.
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
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.
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