Ash dieback: number of affected counties doubles

Adam Vaughan and John Vidal
The Guardian – The number of English counties suffering outbreaks of ash dieback disease in the wild has more than doubled, the government said on Wednesday.
As tree growers and plant health experts from 80 organisations met at a summit convened by the environment secretary, Owen Paterson, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said ash dieback had now been confirmed in the wild in six new counties: Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Sussex and Yorkshire. A total of 115 sites in 11 counties, including some in Wales and Scotland, are now confirmed.
 
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Source and Photo: The Guardian, November 7th, 2012
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