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Offline Caz  
#81 Posted : 07 June 2019 17:28:17(UTC)

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Originally Posted by: four Go to Quoted Post

If they are tasked with multiplying up from a selection of trees assumed to be resistant that's what they'll do, those saplings will likely end up in extensive but unimaginative densely planted areas as part of green carbon offsetting schemes.
The millions of natural Ash trees will fight it out elsewhere, and the least resistant won't get mature enough to reproduce as much as the ones with more vigour. It's pretty simple really. 

Unlike Elm trees which are thought to have been vegetatively propagated as suckers from a handful of trees - possibly introduced in Roman times, Ash is a true native and has a much broader gene pool.

 Spot on!

Unfortunately, the knee jerk reaction will probably win over proper consideration.  The ‘experts’ will no doubt advise and there will be a lot of those!  

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Offline Roger Parsons  
#82 Posted : 12 June 2019 09:34:17(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Caz Go to Quoted Post

 Spot on!

Unfortunately, the knee jerk reaction will probably win over proper consideration.  The ‘experts’ will no doubt advise and there will be a lot of those!  

The following more general comment on plant extinction fits in here nicely IMO, as what affects plants affects everything "upstream" of every food web, including "Homo not-so-sapiens".

Plant extinction 'bad news for all species'





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Offline four  
#83 Posted : 14 June 2019 09:26:06(UTC)

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A typical case in year one of obvious infection, it seems that semi-mature trees like this around 30 years old are first to go.

It's patchy but at least 50% of this age look affected through Ryedale.


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