Watch out for Ash die-back..

We are of course alarmed and concerned to hear for the arrival of thsi fungal disease of ash trees. So far it has only been spotted in isolated cases on the East coast of the UK, but it can spread and we are advised to look out for it.

It is entering the UK from mainland Europe and has already killed up to 90% of Ash trees in countries such as Denmark.Whether that 10& survival implies genetic resistance remains to be seen. We will sorely miss the Ash tree were it to go the way of the Elm.

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I lead on the Cwm Harry Skills and training enterprise, am a qualified teacher and permaculture design tutor and garden designer and project consultant. I write several blogs and am an avid networker and communicator on the subjects of sustainability, transition and co-operatives. I have written an occasional column for Channel4/green and have worked for Channel 4 on their 'Dumped' seriesworked as well as for BBC Wales as a green advisor on their Changing Lives- Going Green series, Nov-Dec 2009. I have been working in sustainable development, on project management and development, teaching, growing and small business development all my life really. I also grew up living and working on farms and have a broad experience working in Britain and Canada and Zimbabwe on sustainable agriculture, grass roots permaculture projects, micro business development and housing and worker co-ops. I have been based in Wales since 1994 and currently live in the Welsh borders.