The Forestry Commission and partners have been surveying ash trees in woodlands and hedgerows across the South East to estimate the distribution of the disease. They are regularly updating their website – www.forestry.gov.uk/chalara – to keep the public informed. The website includes a map showing the latest confirmed distribution of Chalara across the country, as well as detailed information on the disease.
As of 14th November, 14 confirmed outbreak sites in the wider environment have been identified across the South East; in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex and Kent. However, there have been no signs of the disease in the Horsham District to date.
For further information or to report a suspected affected tree, visit www.forestry.gov.uk/chalara.