We’ve had a lot of enquiries about Chalara lately. The most up to date advice is DON’T PANIC! If you’re concerned about your trees click on the link below, this gives a comprehensive description of the disease, it’s symptoms, and strategies for dealing with it. If you are still unsure contact us and we will be happy to advise.
The latest news is that one case has been discovered “in the wild” in Devon near Tiverton. We have yet to see any signs of widespread decline of native Ash trees caused by this disease. The genetic variability within the Ash population is such that it is thought likely that some populations of Ash may be resistant to the disease. If you own or manage large areas of Ash then it is clearly sensible to regularly inspect your trees for signs of disease. Pre-emptive felling of Ash trees is certainly not advised at this stage either for safety or bio-security reasons.