Ashes to Ashes

Unfortunately we have Ash die back amongst our tree population. We have at least 50 dead Ash trees which I am currently removing. Ash die back is an airborne fungal disease that tends to kill the tree from the top down.

Example of one of the victims
Felled victims

Initially I thought we would have to burn the wood but I have been advised that the damage has been done and there would be little benefit by burning the wood. As a result of this advice I have been using the felled trees to line my paths, looks quite smart I think.

Main path to Vera’s shed
Tree tops to be used to fill gaps in fencing, to keep the dogs out.

Such a shame, but the word is that the UK is likely to lose between 70-80% of its Ash trees and I anticipate we will be looking at that sort of loss!

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