Llanwern High School: Ash Die Back

Llanwern High School: Ash Die Back

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Chalara is a fungal disease which infects and kills ash trees. It was confirmed in 2012 at Llanwern High School Newport, and this took the total number of cases in Wales to eight. Ash dieback, indicative of the disease was found in the newly landscaped grounds.. The plant had come from a nursery in north Wales where the disease had been confirmedIt was also confirmed in newly-planted sites in private woodland in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion.

All the young trees on these sites have been destroyed as a precautionary measure to try to contain the disease.

Ash dieback has now been identified at 16 sites across Wales.

The disease has been confirmed by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Newport council said action was being taken to prevent the disease spreading.





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