Saving Species - Series 3 - 12. Ash Dieback/Managing woodlands
Brett Westwood examines the likely impacts of Ash dieback on our wildlife and how serious a threat diseases are to our trees in general.
"Plant a tree in 73" became a national slogan and very large numbers of trees have been planted over the decades since.
Ash die back has been widely reported in many programmes, especially news, in recent weeks and in this programme we ask whether the call to plant trees and desire to create new woodlands has in any way contributed to this fungal attack on Ash trees. We also ask how serious a threat diseases are to our trees.
Also in the programme - News from around the world with our regular news reporter, Kelvin Boot. And we'll update you on the activities of the Open University's iSpot.
Presenter: Brett Westwood Producer: Mary Colwell.