Ash dieback disease

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06 December 2020

Society member and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority volunteer Dave Purvis recently attended a virtual conference hosted by the park authority on ash dieback disease and its impact in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Within the presentation was a lot of information on how the disease is spread, how to spot it at various stages, and how to manage woodland in order to conserve as much uninfected trees as possible.

Ash dieback is of particular concern to the coracling community, being one of the main timbers used for coracle construction.

The park authority have kindly provided a copy of their presentation (attached below) and an article was recently published to go alongside the presentation, which can be viewed via this link