Posted: 16/11/2015 at 07:49
Sadly there's a disease which has spread in from the continent which is killing off our native ash trees https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/chalara-management-plan
We have two large ash trees at the end of our garden. One hasn't been doing well over the past few years - we think it's partly due to the fact that it is very close to neighbouring garages and doesn't get so much water, and this seems to have weakened it and it's showing some symptoms typical of the disease. We're getting it taken down quickly as we hope that this will give the other tree, which looks much healthier, the best chance of survival.
We'll miss the tree - it's always full of birds and insects - but at least we'll still have one - and the silver lining is that the roots won't be parching that part of the garden, and I'll have the chance of growing something in an area that used to be dry as dust in the summer.