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Saturday, 5 September 2015

Ash Dieback

Has anyone yet seen this Ash disease in the Calder Valley?

The fungus responsible is commonly called Chalara fraxinea but now officially named as Hymenoscyphus fraxineus.

According to Forestry Commission mapping, most of the Upper Calder Valley is within the zone where the disease has been confirmed, as is Brighouse, Elland and parts of Halifax. The FC say this means there is a high likelihood of other Ash trees/woodland in the same area also being infected. http://www.forestry.gov.uk/chalara

If you know of any old or historic Ash trees, now is a good time to photograph them and record them.

4 comments:

Dom Ranson said...

Seen it here in Leeds

Steve Blacksmith said...

No I haven't seen it in Calderdale Phillip, but not been particularly looking.
Thanks for the alert.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

I've not seen it either - but I am looking now. The video was very helpful as well so yes thanks for the prompt.

Ros berrington said...

Will let you know if I do Philip.Thanks for info.