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Ash dieback: Impact on Northumberland nursery business

Chris Jackson looks at the impact of ash dieback on a tree nursery in Northumberland which is counting the cost of the crisis.

Although there is no evidence of Chalara at the nursery, it has been banned from moving or selling the saplings as part of government action to prevent the spread of the disease.

A committee of MPs has now launched an inquiry to look at ash dieback and the way it has been handled.

Leader the inquiry, Anne McIntosh MP, told BBC Inside Out that Britain's tree industry, which was importing saplings from Europe, needs to look at itself.

Inside Out North East and Cumbria is broadcast on BBC One at 19:30 GMT on Monday, 17 December and nationwide on the iPlayer for seven days thereafter.

  • 14 Dec 2012