Managing ash dieback in Kent

The fungus Ash Dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) has now been confirmed as infecting Ash trees across Kent (especially within woodland).

Please follow this advice when visiting or working in areas of Kent with confirmed records for the fungus:

  • do not remove any plant material (firewood, sticks, leaves or cuttings) from infected woodland / countryside
  • where possible, before leaving the infected woodland/countryside, clean soil mud and leaves from footwear, wheels and tyres
  • before visiting other countryside sites, urban green space, garden centres and nurseries thoroughly wash footwear, wheels and tyres and
  • follow instructions on any official signs.

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