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Ash dieback: Landowner Countess Sondes calls for replanting

A Kent landowner has called on the government to do more to help manage the spread of Ash dieback.

Countess Sondes, whose family has owned the Lees Court Estate near Faversham for 700 years, says more money must be put into re-planting affected woodlands, which might otherwise be lost forever.

Government figures show three quarters of all ash trees in the South East could be affected by the disease within the next four years.

South East Today's Yvette Austin spoke to woodland consultant Steve McCarthy, Lady Phyllis Sondes and Clive Steward of the Woodland Trust.

  • 15 May 2014
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