Green and Pleasant Land: hard times for Britain’s trees
Channel 4 News is examining the alarming changes taking place in the British countryside. Science Editor Tom Clarke takes a look at trees – and why they have never had it so tough.
Ash action plan ‘too little too late’, say campaigners
Government plans unveiled on Thursday to tackle the spread of ash dieback disease are labelled weak and under-resourced by campaign groups.
Does UK have resources to fight ash dieback?
Hundreds of samples of diseased trees have been arriving at labs in Surrey over the past two weeks. Science Editor Tom Clarke has an exclusive report from the frontline in the war against ash dieback.
Ash dieback cannot be eradicated, UK says
The environment secretary wants it will not be possible to eliminate the fungus threatening to devastate UK ash trees and more ‘devastating’ diseases should be expected.
Ash dieback ‘beyond control’
Confirmed cases of the deadly tree disease ash dieback are now so widespread that controlling the illness without a cure will pose “long term problems”, the environment secretary warns.
Nursery makes ash dieback legal bid
As the number of confirmed cases of ash dieback reaches 52, a plant nursery forced to destroy 50,000 ash trees is suing the government for failing to block imports of the tree sooner.
Red tape blamed for delaying ash dieback cure
As MPs table a Commons motion calling for the government to do more to tackle tree diseases, there is criticism that cures for ash dieback are being held back by red tape.
Q&A: ash dieback disease
As the government bans ash imports to halt the spread of “dieback”and fells 100,000 trees affected by the disease , Channel 4 asks what effect it will have on the UK.
Ash imports to be banned as rare disease found in Suffolk
Britain is to ban imports of ash in an attempt to prevent 80m ash trees being lost to a new and rare fungal disease that has already caused devastation in Europe.