ash dieback

Seeing the tree in a wood

By Barbara Brown, OPAL Community Scientist in South Wales

Tree in wood with zoom blur effect

If you have ever recognised a face in a crowd when you are not searching, when you are thinking about that band, or the bus times… then suddenly, something in your subconscious flashes out “look there”... you will understand how a person can pick out the needle in the haystack which is one small sick tree in a wood.


Ash Dieback reaches Lake District

Ash dieback UK distribution map

Ash Dieback disease has been recorded for the first time in the Lake District National Park, according to survey data published recently by the Forestry Commission.

The disease was initially found in Buckinghamshire in February 2012, but has been discovered more widely across England, Scotland and Wales since then.


Help save our ash trees!

Ash trees throughout Britain are being affected by a fungal disease called ‘ash dieback’.

Scientists are worried this disease will spread widely and have a huge impact on our ash tree population.

You can help scientists at University of East Anglia track and contain this disease by looking for ash dieback on trees and submitting pictures through your mobile phone.


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