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Ash Dieback

Ash Dieback

The latest update on the ash dieback situation from the Forest Service. While additional infections have been detected, they haven’t been as severe as many had feared, giving some hope that the disease can be contained.

Confirmed findings (as of 31 October 2014) of ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea)

Location type

Number of Confirmed Findings October 2012 to 31/12/2013

Number of Confirmed Findings 1/1/2014 to 31/10/2014

Forestry plantations

41

13

Horticultural nurseries

17

3

Garden centres

4

0

Private gardens

4

3

Farm planting/Agri-environmental planting

21

2

Roadside planting

24

7

Hedgerow *

2

2

Total

113

30

 *Hedgerow positives are all associated with infected sites.

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