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Ash Dieback

lesions due to ash dieback.  The risks of buying cheap, imported trees.

Our Ash was grown here in Scotland on our own nursery and no disease has been found here, or anywhere near here.

Please spread the word about this very serious disease. Ash Dieback has been ripping through Europe at a rate of 20km per year and has now been found in the UK for the first time. The fungus causes the tips of the tree to die and symptoms include stem bleeding and leaf browning. Lots of relatively minor diseases can infect ash and look quite similar, so if you are concerned, check against this pictoral guide provided by the Forestry Commission:

ASH DIEBACK PICTURES


 

It is widely accepted that this disease was imported from Europe on live trees. At buy-trees-online, we have been lobbying for many years to stop imports. You might get slightly cheaper trees, but the risk of importing diseases right into our native woodlands is too great. We are proud of our track record of growing 8 million plants per year right here on our nursery and are inspected every year by the forestry commission to ensure we remain disease free. We minimise the use of chemicals and keep our plants disease free by maintaining excellant plant hygiene and husbandry. Our policy of mimising the use of chemicals may mean that some species have a bit of powdery mildew towards the end of the seaon, but this will disappear when the leaves fall and does not affect quality. But you can be assured that you will not get horrible, pot-bound plants full of disease when you buy from our clean, British nursery.

We are working with the Forestry Commission to combat this deadly disease and will keep you updated on progress. If you would like to learn more, please leave a comment and I will get back to you.

Spread the word and stop imports of all plants. Buy British and save our woodlands!

30 October 2012 at 10:51 / Comment

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