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25/10/2012 at 14:48

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20079657

This disease seems to have only just got here but some of my ashes have had a problem for several years. In the middle of summer a lot of leaves fall off with no warning. One day a normal looking tree, next day the surrounding ground is covered in leaves, this continues for a week or so. No tree has died completely but branches have died back and eventually fall or are cut off.

The first tree to suffer, at least 8 years ago, now looks fine with no recurrence.

Any ideas? 

25/10/2012 at 15:53

Perhaps you should report it, but I don't know who too.What about DEFRA? They should be able diagnose the problem. http://www.fera.defra.gov.uk/plants/plantHealth/pestsDiseases/chalaraInfo.cfm

I see you are not far from East Anglia which is where the problem is. I saw on the News that it may be the new dutch elm disease.

25/10/2012 at 16:08

Another answer from me. "Google" "woodland trust ash disease" and there is a site which tells you what to do and who to phone for a diagnosis. The Woodland Trust is a charity that looks after woodland, but I expect you know that already.

26/10/2012 at 14:18

Many thanks, I'll have look and check these out

Sorry for the delay in responding. An outbreak of grandchildren occurred

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