The same fungus destroyed sweet chestnuts
in southern Europe in the 1920s, killing 75pc of the trees in Spain and several million in Portugal.
The timber is sweet chestnut
, which is very durable and can last at least 25 years without rotting.
While oaks are the species most at risk, the disease can also affect the beech, douglas fir, sweet chestnut
, sitka spruce and the lawson cypress.
They include lime, hornbeam, sweet chestnut
and among them some very rare specimens.
In the United States 80% of native American tan oaks in California and Oregon are already infected, but scientists say the trees most at risk in Britain are beech, sweet chestnut
, Sitka spruce and Douglas fir.
As well as the ubiquitous hawthorn, hedgerows can include field maple, hazel, plum, crab apple, holly, sweet chestnut
, elm, beech, hornbeam, ash, whitebeam, wild privet and spindle.
The woodland is quite dense with several exceptional mature sweet chestnut
trees which need to be protected.
His stock includes acacia honey from Hungary, sweet chestnut
honey from southern France, and lime blossom honey from Czech Republic.
You will pass a beautiful old sweet chestnut
on your right.
Take right turn, pass an old sweet chestnut
on right to main driveway at Middle Lodge.
The sweet chestnut
trees are 400 years old and were harvested as a source of charcoal to keep the forge fires going.
ANGELA'S BUCHE DE NOEL Ingredients 6 large eggs, separated 150g caster sugar 50g cocoa powder 60g self-raising flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 teaspoons icing sugar to decorate Filling: 200g brandied sweet chestnut
puree 50g salted butter Ganache topping: 500g good dark chocolate, finely chopped 450ml double cream 1 teaspoon vanilla paste 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Method Preheat oven to 180C, fan 160C/gas mark 4.
The sweet chestnut
is one of Scotland's oldest trees, with nuts in a spiky, almost furry case.
The disease was initially identified in Rhododendron, Bilberry and later in Larch and Sweet Chestnut
The old Sweet Chestnut
tree, known as a 'walking tree', is more than 200 years old.