November 12, 2012

Fungus to Kill Almost All of UK's 90 M Ash Trees

Zoe Cormier, Nature News


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The UK government today announced an action plan to control the spread of 'ash dieback', a disease caused by the fungus Chalara fraxinea, but this will not stop the pathogen from killing up to 99% of the ash trees in the country, say scientists.

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TAGGED: Fungus, Fungal Infection, Trees