The potential for this disease to spread could be disasterous. The English Ash from a commercial point of view is a beautiful timber. It is very important that we stop any spread of this disease in our country.
We have experienced various plant heath problems over the years including Dutch Elm and more recently Phytophthora ramorum which has affected forestry from the West Country eastwards.
The Forestry and Timber industries together with landowners need to be very attentive to these problems.