Alderney States ask for help to identify ash trees

Landowners in Alderney have been urged to check if they have any ash trees on their land, following an outbreak of ash dieback in the Channel Islands.

The disease, caused by the fungus Chalara fraxinea, has killed 90% of Denmark's ash trees and has been found in the UK and Guernsey.

The States and Wildlife Trust are surveying all the island's ash trees.

They have asked landowners to help ensure all the ash trees on the island have been identified and checked.

Anyone uncertain of how to identify an ash tree can request help from the States.

While the survey is being carried out, landowners have also been asked not to cut or move ash trees, including any timber and leaves.

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