New fungal diseases threaten yet more of our trees
We all remember how Dutch elm disease devastated the landscape by wiping out thousands of elms in the hedgerows all around us. Today it seems our trees are suffering an epidemic of a new disease every year.
It’s a big concern to the Conservation Society, having planted nearly 48,000 trees in the area since its inception. How will these diseases affect us?
The pictures show just three recently confirmed diseases that Guy Litchfield, of the Sussex agricultural college at Plumpton, will inform us about at the society’s  AGM on Friday November 1.
(Sources: Royal Horticultural Society, Forestry Commission, Uniprot)
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