National Trust to fell at least 30,000 trees hit by ash dieback

Charity warns of ‘catastrophic’ increase in tree and plant disease because of climate breakdown

At least 30,000 ash trees are due to be felled by the National Trust this year at a cost of £3m due to dieback, as the charity warns of a “catastrophic” increase in tree and plant disease because of climate breakdown.

Changing weather patterns are expected to cause pests and diseases that destroy trees to thrive, which could bring dramatic change to British landscapes.

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