Bibury Parish Council

Serving the people of Bibury

Clerk: Mrs Irena Litton
34 Dozule Close, Leonard
Stanley, Gloucester GL10 3NL

Tel: 01453 822287

Ash Tree Die back - letter from the National Trust

Ash Tree Die back - letter from the National Trust

Ash dieback is caused by a fungus called Hymenoscyphus fraxineus. Sadly, it is now present in all the woodlands we manage in Gloucestershire. As ash trees succumb to the disease, they can drop limbs and branches, collapse or fall. Once a tree is infected the disease is usually fatal.

The prevalence of diseased ash coupled with the extremely dry spring we've just experienced has resulted in the rapid deterioration of infected trees in Gloucestershire – making it one of the most severely affected areas in Britain this year.

Please see the attachment below for the letter in full. The Parish Council has added this to their Action Plan; it is hoped that guidance can be provided on help available and replacing trees that have been felled.

Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 13:09 by Irena Litton

Tags: People, land