Braintree district: Tree disease impact not yet known

Braintree and Witham Times: King and Co, in Rayne, decided to burn its healthy ash trees last week as a precaution King and Co, in Rayne, decided to burn its healthy ash trees last week as a precaution

The scale of the task of fighting the disease affecting ash trees is not yet known, according to the district’s tree officer.

Ash dieback disease, which threatens the UK’s 80 million ash trees, was confirmed last week in South Woodham Ferrers and Frinton.

The disease has not yet been indentified in Braintree district, but it was found in Arger Fen, near Bures, last Tuesday.

A Braintree Council spokesman said: “To date, no cases of Chalara have been identified within the Braintree district.

“Tree and landscape officers are being vigilant for any signs of the disease on site visits to open spaces and woodlands, particularly where they know ash is common.

“We are also working with our volunteer tree wardens and community groups, advising them on what to look for and how to report any suspected cases.”

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8:47am Wed 14 Nov 12

The Yellow Peril says...

When the impact is known perhaps it will become newsworthy. In the meantime, how much longer do we have to see the Heston Blumenthal photo?
When the impact is known perhaps it will become newsworthy. In the meantime, how much longer do we have to see the Heston Blumenthal photo? The Yellow Peril
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12:11am Tue 20 Nov 12

Terry85 says...

go to sible hedingham,down summerfields i believe thats the road if you follow it down you come to a river,now follow the footpath along the river i noticed about 2 weeks ago there were loads of leafs with black spots on them each about the size of a 1p coin also many of the plants like stinger nettles had died but they looked very strange they were jet black lol yet they still had there shape as if they were still alive,it has spread around and your find it easily,im not sure if this is connected have not really looked into it but i have never scene anything like it,i suggest anyone with any understanding in that field of work should check it out.it was a little creepy
go to sible hedingham,down summerfields i believe thats the road if you follow it down you come to a river,now follow the footpath along the river i noticed about 2 weeks ago there were loads of leafs with black spots on them each about the size of a 1p coin also many of the plants like stinger nettles had died but they looked very strange they were jet black lol yet they still had there shape as if they were still alive,it has spread around and your find it easily,im not sure if this is connected have not really looked into it but i have never scene anything like it,i suggest anyone with any understanding in that field of work should check it out.it was a little creepy Terry85
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