9°C. Light rain.
It’s Ash trees under threat this time. Rather like the Oaks, where an aggressive fungus was spread by a beetle, this one has airbourne spores to propogate. The fear this time is the scale, ash trees make ups about 1/3 of our mixed woodlands. But we do have the most fragmented woodlands that cover the smallest proportion of our countryside.
If the worst happens, I shall be saddened.
- Ash tree ban may be too late to avert ‘UK tragedy’, says expert (guardian.co.uk)