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A deadly tree and plant disease first found in the UK in 2002 has spread to Wales, the Forestry Commission says.
Originally posted by BarmyBilly
I think this is BS because the government planned to sell the forests off to company's to make way for holiday parks etc.
UK gov plan to sell off forests
Originally posted by squizzy
years ago we had total devastation caused by Dutch Elm disease,
The damage of this insect rivals that of Chestnut blight and Dutch Elm Disease. To put its damage in perspective the number of chestnuts killed by the Chestnut Blight was around 3.5 billion chestnut trees while there are 3.5 billion ash trees in Ohio alone. Dutch Elm Disease killed only a mere 200 million elm trees while EAB threatens 7.5 billion ash trees in the United States.