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1621: Ash dieback disease

This paper is summarised from a Forestry Commission Pest Alert

Year of Publication2012

Ash dieback is a disease of ash trees caused by a fungus called Chalara fraxinea. The disease causes leaf loss and crown dieback in affected trees and it may lead to tree death. Ash trees suffering from symptoms likely to be caused by Chalara fraxinea are increasingly being found across Europe. Chalara fraxinea is being treated as a quarantine pest under national emergency measures; it is important that suspected cases of the disease are reported

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