Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Ashes to Ashes


Grave news, as it appears that a combination of a fungus (Ash dieback) and a burrowing beetle (the Emerald ash borer) are poised to wipe out all the Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) trees in the UK and Europe (www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/23/ash-dieback-and beetle-attack-likely-to-wipe-out-all-ash-trees-in-UK-and-europe). This is yet another example of the problems that can be associated with the movement of materials from one continent to another. Garden centres need to be especially careful with imported trees.

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