Tag Archives: Ophiostoma ulmi

National Tree Week

This week in Britain is National Tree Week. This week of tree celebrations, timed to mark the start of the tree planting season, was launched in 1975 by the Tree Council and as my fellow blogger timr6 at Green Living … Continue reading

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A new fungus is affecting ash trees

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 … Continue reading

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Replanting the elm trees?

Elm trees (Ulmus spp.) contribute beauty and diversity to landscapes in the British Isles. There are four elm species whose leaves are eaten by several species of butterfly larvae. One of those butterflies is the White Letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album) … Continue reading

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