Ash tree threat – find out how to use Ashtag
Our woodlands are facing perhaps their biggest threat since Dutch Elm disease. Thanks to the Government’s dithering over ash dieback, the disease has taken hold and the costs of dealing with it are mounting. But we can all do something to help.
Experts desperately need to build a better picture of where the disease has spread. So they’ve created the Ashtag website and app to help us all identify and record sightings.
Update 16th November: Please keep the reports coming in, the Forestry Commission say they are extremely useful. And some words from our expert: “Now that it’s autumn, people should look for the characteristic lesions or dieback, rather than for leaf symptoms…”