As you may have seen recently Ash Dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) is once again 'in the news' and the following points may be of assistance should any questions be asked.
Many Ash trees within the country park are infected, and have been for the last few years, and we are aware of the problem.
There is NO risk to humans or animals from this infection.
Our policy, as there is no danger to the public from falling limbs etc., is not to fell any trees in the hope that a resistant variety may appear. This follows the generally accepted current best practice.
To the best of our ability we are always keeping up to date on any threats to wildlife in the country park and will keep the FGCP members and the public fully informed.
It is now illegal to import, plant and to move or sow seeds of the Ash tree.
Should you receive any queries regarding this disease just pass these points on.
You may also add it indicates the reality of us adopting, from our formation, the policy of only allowing native species of known provenance being planted in the country park. However, this is not the policy of Gedling Borough Council, and as a result we constantly keep up pressure on them to adopt and conform.