Did you know…
- Ash dieback is a serious disease of ash trees caused by the invasive fungal pathogen Hymenoscyphus fraxineus
- The pathogen originates in Asia and was brought to Europe in the early 90s.
- Ash dieback was first detected in the Republic of Ireland in October 2012 on plants imported from continental Europe. The disease is now prevalent throughout most of the island of Ireland and is likely to cause the death of the majority of the ash trees over the next two decades.
What does ash dieback do?
- The disease causes leaf loss and crown dieback in affected trees and can lead to the death of the tree.
- The disease can affect ash trees of any age and in any setting. The disease can be fatal, particularly among younger trees.
- Ash dieback is more severe in wet sites, where it is more likely to cause collar infections in ash trees.
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