Figures estimate as many as 12 million ash trees across the UK in hedgerows and outside of woods could be at risk from ash dieback
, with the North East being one of the areas hardest hit to date.
An efficient trapping system may become part of an integrated management solution for Fusarium dieback
in avocados and ornamental plants.
The technique emerged incidentally four years ago when someone lifted soil from a Dieback
hit orchard and left bases of some trees with a soil mound around their trunks.
Chalarafraxinea - ash dieback
- is a lethal fungus affecting ash and threatening both UK forests and amenity trees growing in parks and gardens.
disease is one of Western Australia s biggest environmental threats, affecting up to 40 per cent of native plant species in the State s South-West.
Ash tree dieback
is caused by a fungus called Chalara fraxinea, the spores of which are spread by the wind, travelling distances of up to 30 miles.
The tree infection causes leaf loss and crown dieback
, with repeated infection usually leading to death.
Ecosystem changes could include boreal forests being transformed into temperate savannas, trees growing in the freezing Arctic tundra or even a dieback
of some of the world's rainforests.
Officials hope the sweet chestnut ban, which will be implemented during the summer ahead of the autumn planting season could stop a repeat of ash dieback
in the UK.
Welsh trees are currently facing a "tsunami of disease threats" such as ramorum and Chalara ash dieback
, said the Trust.
THOUSANDS of "precious" ancient trees could be at risk from pests and diseases such as ash dieback
and acute oak decline, experts have warned.
It's a telltale sign of , a killer fungus that causes ash dieback
disease, which has already decimated the ash population in parts of continental Europe.
was the big environmental story of 2012 - and the deadly fungus Chalara fraxinea threatening to blight our ash and so change the face of our countryside is not about to drift away in 2013.
A The truth is that no one can predict just where ash dieback
disease will strike.
Joe Masters by email CAROL: The truth is that no one can predict just where ash dieback
disease will strike.