NUMBER OF BRITISH WOODS SUFFERING FROM ASH DIE BACK HAS ALMOST TRIPLED IN TWO YEARS
9:34PM GMT 31 Jan 2015
The number of British woods suffering from ash dieback has almost tripled in two years, new figures reveal, as ministers admit they have no solution to the crisis.
Almost 1,000 sites across the UK have now been affected by the disease, which was first detected in 2012.
Ministers are now focusing on slowing the spread of the disease and developing varieties of ash tree that are resistant to the fungus.
Experts now believe ash die-back, which is known as Chalara, is unstoppable and will ultimately spread across the entire country.
The disease will wipe out the natural habitats hundreds of animals and birds, including wood mice, wrens, bats, bullfinches and beetles.
New figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) show the number of infected sites in the UK had risen from 323 at end of 2012 to 949 at the end of 2014.
Elizabeth Truss, the Environment Secretary, told The Telegraph: “We are doing all we can on ash dieback. It is a serious issue.
“We’re looking at various ways of dealing with it but we don’t have a magic bullet.
“We don’t have a solution and we’re still carrying out research on that.”
The government’s approach is to “slow the spread” of Chalara, while encouraging replanting of affected areas with alternative species. Ministers are funding field and laboratory trials to identify ash trees that have tolerance to Chalara.
Restrictions on the movement of ash plants were introduced in 2012.
A Defra spokesman said: “Our aim is to ensure that the graceful ash tree continues to have a place in our forests. To help combat Chalara this Government has committed over £16.5 million into tree health research which includes identifying a strain of ash tree which is naturally resistant to the disease.”
Dr Richard Buggs, who researches ash dieback at Queen Mary, University of London, said the situation had become “very serious”.
“Almost all of our ash trees could be affected,” he said. “Some will die quickly, some will battle the fungus for a decade or more and hopefully a few will be resistant or at least partly resistant.”
Dr Buggs described the devastating effect the disease had on ash tress as the fungus takes hold, growing inside the tree and blocking off water channels.
Once infected the tree’s branches are the first to be effected, withering and dropping off due to lack of water, before eventually the whole tree is riddled with the fungus and dies.
He warned: “The spread is inexorable and the whole country will be affected. Our only hope is that in the very far north east of Scotland where we have ash populations that are quite isolated from the rest of the UK.”
“But even then I think it is going to be very difficult to stop the disease ultimately from spreading throughout the whole country.”
Christopher Price, Director of Policy at CLA, which represents rural businesses and landowners, said: “It is a deep regret to landowners that there is little that can be done to stop the proliferation of this disease.
“For those areas affected the challenge is to remove and replace the dying trees in a way that maintains important landscapes.
“The CLA is working with Government and we expect them to provide support to the tree owners who will often be the ones called upon to take action.”
THE UK WOODLAND DIE OFF DECEPTION
AIRCRAFT CHEMICAL AEROSOLS – TOXIC SPRAYING OF OUR LANDS
It beggars belief and again demonstrates the insanity of the people orchestrating these worldwide events and here is yet another harrowing conspiracy which i have personally witnessed regarding the great woodland die off.
Visit any woodland area or park anywhere in the UK and closely observe the condition of the trees, there is a strange green luminescent coating all over the trees from top to bottom, it looks what can only be described as if the trees have been “sprayed” with a spray paint.
The select scientist will have you believe it is bugs, disease from fungus or some form of exotic virus, they will tell you it is Ash trees or Oak trees, when in fact it is EVERYTHING that is infected.
These select scientists are again funded by the world elite and as with the fraudulent “climate change select”, they are peddling the elitist agenda to cover for the deliberate destruction and killing off our natural habitats.
It is not only our woodlands that are affected, kiddies play parks are covered in a luminescent green spray paint emanating from the atmosphere covering the fencing, the floor, everything.
We are all ingesting this unknown aerosol form of chemical which is killing the trees and more importantly, what is it doing to our lungs, have you noticed the alarming increase in respiratory diseases?
Your local councils will attempt to cover up the evidence with chemical treatments of the contaminated areas and if you were to investigate who is authorising the chemical clean-up, you can bet that they are members of a Masonic order.