A new fungal disease is attacking our beautiful ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior) here in Britain. My fellow blogger skepticalsquirrel tells us about ash dieback disease. This disease might decimate ashes as Dutch elm disease (Ophiostoma ulmi)decimated elms (Ulmus spp.) in the 1970s. Oh me oh my.
I’ll write about the ash when it comes around in my Ogham series next spring but ash dieback needs attention right now. In fact as skepticalsquirrel says, it needed attention months ago.
[Edit 31st Oct] The import ban is in place but I think it may be too little, too late.