Ash dieback saplings destroyed at Kingsmere Village

Ash trees Kingsmere Village Tests on the saplings showed the Chalara fungus was present

Related Stories

More than 400 trees at a housing development in Oxfordshire will be burned after they were found to be infected with ash dieback.

The trees at the 1,600-home Kingsmere Village development near Bicester were dug up at the weekend.

Some of the infected saplings were from Lincolnshire, with others imported from Holland. It is the first case of the disease in Oxfordshire.

The Chalara fungus causes dead shoots and lesions on the tree's branches.

Once infected, trees cannot be cured.

A plant health order banning imports and the movement of ash trees came into force on 29 October.

More than 100,000 trees have now been burned across the UK.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Oxford



Min. Night 1 °C


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.