Industry News: Conservation

Ash woodlands 'may flourish once again'

Wednesday, January 2, 2019  
Posted by: Dana Walker

Scientists say there is hope that some ash forests will be able to survive a devastating tree

 

disease.

Surveys around Europe reveal mortality rates from ash dieback as high as 70% in woodlands and 85% in plantations.

A previous study found almost all ash trees could be wiped out.

The disease has swept across Europe over the past 20 years, causing widespread damage to woodlands. In many cases the fungus will eventually kill infected plants.

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