How can a fungus be such a danger to ash?
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How can a fungus be such a danger to ash?

The British government has reacted to the spread of Ash dieback by banning Ash imports to the UK. The Food and Environment Research Agency have released a video explaining how the life cycle of the fungus Chalara fraxinea can spread through Ash.

The Forestry Commission also has guides on how to recognise the symptoms of a Chalara fraxinea infection. If you’re from outside the UK, news sites covering this story include the BBC, the Guardian and Channel4.

Alun Salt

Alun (he/him) is the Producer for Botany One. It's his job to keep the server running. He's not a botanist, but started running into them on a regular basis while working on writing modules for an Interdisciplinary Science course and, later, helping teach mathematics to Biologists. His degrees are in archaeology and ancient history.

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