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Fungus threatens French canal trees

Over 42,000 trees along a picturesque 17th Century French canal may have to be chopped down due to the spread of an infectious fungus.

The picturesque Canal du Midi in southern France is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage site.

But the 42,000 plane trees which run along its sides may have to be chopped down due to the spread of the infectious Ceratocystis platani fungus.

Thomas Hannen reports.

  • 21 Dec
  • From the section Europe