Ash Canker

Ash Canker

Observation - Ash Canker - UK and Ireland. Description: First pic dead Ash with black ovoid crevasses in trunk and distorted woody growth (Feb). Second and third pics, living Ash with same or similar on trunks (May). Quite a few of our Ashes exhibit evidence of this but remain apparently healthy. Disease appea

First pic dead Ash with black ovoid crevasses in trunk and distorted woody growth (Feb). Second and third pics, living Ash with same or similar on trunks (May). Quite a few of our Ashes exhibit evidence of this but remain apparently healthy. Disease appears to have been present for many years. Suspect bacterium P. syringae / P. savastanoi can anyone confirm.