It’s not often that trees make the headlines. In recent weeks however, the media spotlight has been shining its bright light on our trees due to an outbreak of the harmful fungal disease, Ash Dieback, which is proven fatal to trees.

As the leading name in professional and effective tree surgery services in the West Midlands, we here at Garden Busters, are understandably concerned with these recent developments. Our experience and expertise of arboriculture means that we can cater for a whole host of tree surgery and landscaping needs.

Growing Reports

With a number of positive samples confirmed in the Welsh regions, local nurseries and countryside officials are on red alert to try to contain the infection. Access to woodland areas and footpaths is permitted as there poses no risk to humans or animals, but the same can’t be said for our botanical friends.

Caused by the fungus Chalara fraxinea, this isn’t the first reporting of Ash dieback as it was identified in 2006 with a real note of confusion as to its origins and symptoms. The National Resources Wales (NRW) has announced that it is just a matter of time before the fungus spreads to wider areas.

Advice & Information

A number of seminars have been set up to advise and guide landowners, tree planters and landscapers on how to deal with the fungal spores and the NRW are continuing to carry out sweep surveys. The fact that Ash dieback spreads through airborne spores really does highlight the seriousness of the infection.

Whilst developments are continual, there are things you can look out for when surveying the health of your trees and plants. For any information, be sure to give our tree surgeons and landscapers a call today on 08000 35 11 33 or contact us online here.