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Tavascarow



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 16 5:10 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I fear for the removal of environmental EU legislation because I don't feel there are enough people organised or concerned enough to care.
It's a lumbering beast but it's one that does seem to take environmental & climate disruption seriously.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 16 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I would agree with you there Tavascarow. It is very important that we keep something similar to the current legislation or even extend it.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 16 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ditto,but with the likes of leadsom as defra minister i recon we will soon be grant and "red tape" free to wallow in seaside sewage and twitching every spraying season.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 16 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have had Chelara confirmed in our wood, and it is obvious in the woods attached to ours. Now we know we have it, it is a question of working with it. It seems that even some of the ash thought to have been 'killed' by it in Denmark are regrowing from lower down, which is good news. Makes them useless for timber, but at least the tree is still alive, which is what we are interested in, so hoping for the best.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 16 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh noes!! There is an Ash that I'm suspicious of North of here. I must stop and take a picture tomorrow.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 16 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can see if it's been found locally here: http://chalaramap.fera.defra.gov.uk/

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 16 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ta , from that it looks like there will be plenty of firewood around here

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
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Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 16 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Getting closer to us, just about 10 miles east. We've gone from being surrounded by elm trees to having about ten large ash trees around our property, it'll be tragic to see them die.
Especially as the recovering elms are dying, because they reached about forty ft high I hoped they might have fought Dutch Elm disease off.
Driving round Somerset last week it seemed that there won't be many horse-chestnuts soon either . . they were in a very bad way.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 16 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

re the red death and horse chestnuts we had an outbreak around york that started about 6 or 7 yrs ago. quite a few have gone, some look rather poorly but at least a third seem resistant so far .

going by the way some plantings are all ok and even the ones where most croaked early on one or two of them survived uninfected i recon that they wont be wiped out and any new plantings from resistant tree conkers stand a good chance of keeping the species as a uk favourite.
it will be a few hundred years before the losses are replaced with ones of similar size and as it seems daft to try to grow a new one in the same place as a victim the distribution will be different.

it will probably be a few years before we know what percentage of ash are resistant. iirc in some places the losses have been almost total.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 16 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Recently an aquintance of ours who was very worried about ash in the UK visited Denmark, where it was reported the losses were 80-90%. He said that at least some of the trees seem to be growing from lower down again. From the reports and the method of transmission, it sounds as if it could be a bit cyclical. The leaves contain the spores, so once the tree produces very few leaves, there are not enough spores to infect the new ones that grow. Once the growth gets to reasonable propotions again and produces a lot of leaves there is a risk of re-infection etc. Only time will tell. The current teaching is; if it is practical, clear up and burn or compost dead leaves, and only remove trees if they are completely dead or dangerous. They may seem dead, but resprout half way up next year.

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