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Owen Paterson: Ash dieback will not be eradicated

The future of Britain's 80m ash trees is in danger, with the spread of Ash dieback disease now inevitable. That's the warning from the Environment Secretary.

Owen Paterson acknowledged that the disease cannot be eradicated as he unveiled a plan to try to limit its spread.

Ash Dieback has now been confirmed at 129 sites in England, Wales and Scotland.

Jeremy Cooke reports.

  • 09 Nov 2012
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