Ash dieback

  • 8 May 2013

    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.

  • 6 Dec 2012

    Government plans unveiled on Thursday to tackle the spread of ash dieback disease are labelled weak and under-resourced by campaign groups.

  • 12 Nov 2012

    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.

  • 9 Nov 2012

    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.

  • 7 Nov 2012

    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.

  • 5 Nov 2012

    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.

  • 1 Nov 2012

    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.

  • 29 Oct 2012

    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.

  • 25 Oct 2012

    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.