Chalara Ash Dieback - Tree Fungal Disease - Important Information

05/11/2012


Ash dieback, also known as Chalara dieback, is caused by the fungus Chalara Fraxinea.

In October 2012, Fera scientists confirmed a small number of cases in East Anglia in ash trees which do not appear to have any association with recently supplied nursery stock.

C. fraxinea is being treated as a quarantine pest under national emergency measures, and it is important that suspected cases of the disease are reported.

Please review below links:



How to Spot it



More Videos and Links

Chalara fraxinea - Life Cycle and Symptoms (YouTube Video)

Ash dieback: Inside lab tackling disease (BBC Video)

Ash dieback: How to spot (Forestry Commission - PDF)



How to Report it

Please report suspected cases of the disease to:

• Forest Research Disease Diagnostic Advisory Service - T: 01420 23000; E: ddas.ah@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
• Forestry Commission Plant Health Service - T: 0131 314 6414; E: plant.health@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
• Fera Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate - T: 01904 465625; E: planthealth.info@fera.gsi.gov.uk



How to Prevent Spreading it

Ash dieback: 'Wash after visiting woods' plea (BBC)



Ash dieback, also known as Chalara dieback - Other Information

Chalara dieback of ash (Chalara fraxinea) (Forestry Commission)
Chalara ash dieback outbreak: Q&A (BBC)