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On Fri 24 Apr at 6:33pm Nevillman wrote:
As the leaves grow on trees it is becoming very apparent where there is diseased ash which is presumably dying. It will be interesting to see what grows to replace it and how long it takes before we can no longer see where ash was. Interesting that we are not the only species that gets attacked like that. Hopefully not as serious for us as a species as it appears to be for the ash.
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On Fri 24 Apr at 10:00pm Tom Pain wrote:
Very perceptive Nev, we all shrug off the mortal coil and no one can see where we go. I imagine the ash has been here for millions of years and will be around for a few more million after we've gone. Who knows,we might evolve into trees
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On Fri 24 Apr at 10:10pm TheGardener wrote:
Is it like Dutch Elm disease and will it infect all Ash trees in Lewes eventually. Before anyone comments, I know sod all about gardening!
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On Sat 25 Apr at 8:50am Formerly AC-T wrote:
Stepson is a tree surgeon. The council he works for are carrying out surveys of all the ash planted alongside roads, in parks etc and felling any that show signs iof infection, plus any other ash within a certain radius, in an attempt to stop the spread.
Diseased trees can be reported to the council's tree officer, who should arrange for similar steps to be taken.
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On Sat 25 Apr at 6:25pm Nevillman wrote:
The most noticeable for me were the ones in woods. If you look down on ashcombe or many of the other woods around black cap you will see whole areas where there is no growth. Presumably many of them will be left to die and fall.


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