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Natalie Graham examines the threat to our oak and sweet chestnut trees. The rise of oral history in Kent and Sussex. And Vince Rogers asks if the origin of English literature is to be found in Sheppey?

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29 minutes

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Mon 18 Feb 2013 19:30
BBC One South East

Fears for oak and sweet chestnut trees

Fears for oak and sweet chestnut trees

Ash trees in the South East have been hit by the deadly disease Chalara fraxinea, known as Ash dieback, in the last year and experts are warning that other types of trees are also under threat.


Last spring a fungus called sweet chestnut blight was found on 30 trees in a Sussex orchard, which is thought to have been imported from Europe.


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Role Contributor
PresenterNatalie Graham
ReporterVince Rogers
Series EditorLinda Bell