Ash Dieback Continued…

Ash Dieback continues to be a large problem for people all over the UK. As a homeowner, it’s no surprise that you want your garden and all of the trees in it to be looking their best. Unfortunately, due to diseases like ash dieback, your ash trees may be in danger. If you aren’t familiar with it, here’s a quick run down…

What is Ash Dieback? 

Ash Dieback is a disease caused by a fungus called Hymenoscyphus Fraxinus. This unfortunate disease is also commonly referred to as Chalara. This fungus essentially kills the tree from the top down. This is because once present, the fungus prevents the tree from getting nutrients to its upper branches. Trees are often infected during the summer by airborne spores. These originate from fruit bodies often found at the base of the tree. 

Ash tries are one of the most common trees in the UK which means there’s a strong chance that some of the trees in your garden may be affected. Ash dieback has the worst impact on younger trees as they are less resilient to any diseases. Fortunately, this means older trees stand more of a fighting chance. That being said, these older trees will lose a lot of strength and become susceptible to insect infestation and other issues. 

Spotting Ash Dieback

Spotting this disease in your trees can be difficult if you’re not a tree expert or if you’re unsure what types of trees you have. If that’s the case, feel free to get in touch, we’d be happy to arrange an inspection. There are a few indicators that one of your trees may be infected, you can read all about that here. 

What Should I Do? 

If you’re unsure how to proceed with a tree that has ash dieback, we suggest giving us a call. Oftentimes, we find that our clients will have just one tree that has ash dieback. In this case, we definitely suggest having this tree removed. When caught early, it means that we can ensure the fungus is under control and won’t spread to other trees in your garden. 

If you have any more questions surrounding ash dieback or any of our other services, feel free to give us a call. We’d be more than happy to provide you with more information or set up a consultation or inspection.