Ash Die Back – spotting in winter

We have heard a great deal on ash die back, how we think it may impact our ash trees across Wales and the rising concern as we start seeing more woodlands with the infection in across the British Isles. In our latest podcast Dr Lizzie Wilberforce, Conservation Manager, talks about how it could impact our reserves and reminds us how we have faced similar dramatic changes to our countryside when we faced Dutch elm disease.

It is often said that the symptoms can only be spotted in summer however the Forestry Commission have produced this very useful video which explains how it is still possible to spot the symptoms even in winter months. This may be useful in preventing the summer time spores spreading by managing diseased trees out in the winter when the disease is still dormant.