Devon Wildlife Trust, on behalf of the Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum, has developed plans for a £2.4 million project called ‘Saving Devon’s Treescapes.
The Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum has provided information on trees to replace ash, their advice note can be found here, along with lots of other helpful management advice. Ash Trees in Private Ownership. Summary This report proposes how Devon County Council should manage its responsibility for Ash Dieback in the county regarding public safety and the environment.
Although the current offer has ended, please keep checking this website for details of future schemes covering the planting season starting November 2020.
Household owners, or those responsible for the trees, will have to manage these. The disease comes from Asia, is now widespread in Europe and was first identified in the UK in 2012, but had been present in some locations since at least 2004.
If you have an ash tree or trees on land that you own, it is your responsibility to survey for signs of the disease, and if it is present, to act in a structured and proportionate manner taking into account any risks to public safety.. Use our guide to learn how to spot the key signs. The infection rates in Devon have soared in the last two years and it is now widespread across Dartmoor and still spreading. Managing infected trees. Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum. It is hoped that lottery funding might enable this to support the planting of 250,000 new trees in the county, outside of woodland areas. Ash die back, sometimes referred to as ‘chalara’, is a fungal tree disease, Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, which particularly affects the UK’s native ash tree Fraxinus excelsior. The Forum comprises over 40 organisations and individuals as listed in our membership page. Almost 200 Ash dieback infected trees in Mid Devon will be felled later this month (March). The infection was first spotted in the UK in 2012 and has now spread across the UK. It will change the UK landscape forever and threaten many species which rely on ash. Manage risks. So the key message from the Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum is to act now to ensure Devon’s treescapes and the wildlife they support are restored and even improved for future generations. Background/Introduction Chalara dieback of Ash which is more commonly referred to as Ash Dieback (ADB) has History of the disease. Ash dieback disease, already present in most parts of the county, poses a major threat to Devon’s landscape and biodiversity over the next 5 to 15 years.Around 95% of Ash trees in Devon are predicted to die over the coming years as a result of the disease. Check ash trees in land under your control for signs of the disease. The Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum is not a single organisation with its own administrative staff. Ash dieback is a devastating tree disease that will kill up to 95% of ash trees across the UK. To help to replace the huge number of ash trees that are now dying through ash dieback, the following free tree schemes have been offered to landowners and communities within Devon for this planting season. The Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum was established by Devon County Council in 2016 to consider the long-term approach to tackling the disease. Dying trees adjacent to highways and other public places also pose safety risks to people. Devon Ash Dieback Action Plan. Ash dieback is a disease affecting ash trees in our countryside and towns. When work on the trees is being carried out, boards will be displayed to show that this is related to Ash dieback. 1. Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum. The County Council has been liaising with private landowners and will carry out the tree felling on their behalf in order to minimise disruption to the travelling Ash dieback disease is spreading throughout Devon. Devon County Council has identified 190 infected trees in the Bickleigh area that need to be removed for safety reasons. Advice to regularly inspect trees on private land. It threatens to wipe out over 90% of Britain’s native ash species and is likely to cause safety issues that need to be managed by landowners in high-risk areas. The ash dieback fungal disease is threatening to devastate Britain's 80m ash trees. The Government’s response to managing Ash dieback comprises a series of high level, national objectives. What you can do. Some of our larger Ash trees are contained within the garden areas of private/residential properties.