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Tree disease warning in Somerset
11:30pm Sunday 22nd September 2013 in News
EXPERTS are calling for the public’s help after a case of the tree disease Chalara was confirmed in woodland in Somerset.
The fungus, which has been spotted near Minehead, can be spotted on ash tree leaves, which it causes to fall off or discolour.
Martin Ward, chief plant health officer at Defra, said: “The better informed we are, the more effective we can be in our work to reduce the impact of this disease.”
A map showing all locations with confirmed cases of Chalara is available at www.forestry.gov.uk/chalara.
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