The latest announcement on the decline of ash trees in Europe is a saddening and alarming.
According to research, published in the Journal of Ecology, the British countryside will never look the same again. The paper says that the ash will most likely be "eliminated" in Europe.
It warns that we could lose ash trees from our landscape due to the combination of Chalara, ash die-back, and the activities of the emerald ash borer beetle.
Ash die-back, also known as Chalara, is a disease that was first seen in Eastern Europe in 1992. It now affects more than 2 million sq km, from Scandinavia to Italy.
For more details on this latest report see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35876621?ocid=global_bbccom_email_23032016_top+news+stories
To know how to spot chalara see http://www.forestry.gov.uk/chalara