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Ash Dieback

Unfortunately we're getting more call outs to dismantle and remove Fraxineus due to die back (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus). The UK is predicted to lose 80% of our Ash population over the next 20 years.

Ash die back is easy to spot in your trees. Here's some tell tail signs;

1. Epicormic growth. This is new growth sprouting from dormant buds further down the trunk, a tell tail sign that the tree is in distress.

2. leaves turn dark brown or black during prime growth points in summer, leading to lack of photosynthesis.

3. Weak points and lesions between leaders and laterals. Look for where branches meet a trunk, usually a diamond pattern forms. Often the inner bark is brown.

4. Leaves are shed early. If your tree is losing leaves early/late summer and quicker than surrounding trees.

5. New growth (spring/summer) is clearly dying off. This typically looks "golden" in colour.

Hymenoscyphus fraxineus Unfortunately isn't easily contained and can spread between Ash with impunity. There's a glimmer of hope however, some young trees with certain genetics have been shown to make a complete recovery.

If you're concerned about your Ash tree then feel free to get in contact for a no obligation quote.

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