There is a movement ban on ash trees

First published in Letters

 SIR – Re your article on ash disease (Worcester News, January 9).

It said: “The Forestry Commission advises people to check on any young trees planted in the last five years and is urging gardeners to buy disease-free stock from reputable suppliers.”

Sorry, but this information in part is wrong. Currrently there is a movement ban on ash trees across the UK.

Therefore nurseries and garden centres cannot sell them – end of.

If you suspect an ash tree is affected with the disease, smart phone users can downlaoad a really useful free app called AshTag.

On this the user can identify the disease and even register the tree to the authorities using GPS.


Horticultural manager,


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