Thursday, 25 October 2012

Life Without Trees II

I spoke too soon. 

This unwelcome news on the BBC News today about a new threat to our native ash, which is the fourth most common broadleaf species in our native woodland:

and here: [29.10.12]

The thought that this might be the 'Dutch Elm Disease' of our era is very very worrying. It comes on the heels of another major threat to one of our common natives, the plane tree. Another fungal disease is presently ravaging the thousands of plane trees that line the Canal Du Midi in France. Should it arrive here, a very common street tree will be in grave danger:

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