Spread of ash dieback highlights outdated forest policies

Gougan Barra Forest Park, Photo credit: Richard-Fensome Wikimedia Commons

The Environmental Pillar is extremely alarmed for the future prospects of our native ash trees, now that it has been confirmed that ash dieback has been discovered in a native ash tree in a hedgerow in Leitrim. The site is close to where the disease was first found in a commercial plantation of introduced trees in November 2012.

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The Environmental Pillar’s Treecover Policy can be found here
The Environmental Pillar has previously issued this statement on ash dieback.