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Ash Tree

Observed: 1st November 2012 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Ash Tree (Fraxinus excelsior) 1.11.12.Tregould's Copse
Ash Tree (Fraxinus excelsior) 1.11.12.Tregould's Copse.2
Ash Tree (Fraxinus excelsior) 1.11.12.Tregould's Copse.3
Description:

For some reason whilst out and about I decided to take a picture of a nearby Ash tree, just incase its the last one I take with the Ash dieback getting hold
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Species with which Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) interacts

Comments

cabbageleek's picture

This may not be ash dieback.

This may not be ash dieback. The twigs are apparently healthy. In ash dieback the twigs will die and the leaves will wilt in the process. These leaves don't look wilted at all.
Normally the wilted leaves blacken and remain mummified on the dead twigs, but the dead leaves here are brown.
Check it again in spring. If the buds seen here open and grow, then it is not ash dieback.