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Adapting to ash dieback

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Ash dieback cover
Publication date 2019
Publication type Position statement
Pages 3

Ash dieback, caused by the non-native invasive fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, presents a major threat to the UK’s treescape on a scale not seen since the Dutch elm disease epidemic of the 1970s.

Find out what we are doing to best respond to this epidemic, which is likely to wipe out at least 80% of the UK’s ash trees, impacting both people and wildlife.