28.07.14 86,000 Ash Trees Culled

Posted on July 28, 2014
Archive : July 2014
Category : Environment

According to the Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) around 86,000 young ash trees have been destroyed to prevent the spread of the deadly 'Ash Dieback' disease. Since the disease was first reported in Northern Ireland in November 2012, Forest Service Plant Health Inspectors have undertaken a comprehensive programme of surveillance for the disease with over 3,000 site visits and regular monitoring of 93 identified infected sites. The good news is that so far there have been no confirmed reports of Ash Dieback infecting mature ash trees, however landowners and the public are still being asked to report any potential sightings of the disease to DARD. If you don't know what to look for the Forestry Commission has produced a very useful video which you can watch byclicking here.

Source: www.4ni.co.uk

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