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Re: Chalara dieback of ash

Subject: Re: Chalara dieback of ash
From: Bill Kowalczyk
Date: Jan 31 2019 12:23:20
Indeed. 

And presumably arborists also disinfect their clothes, hair and other exposed 
body parts and the entire vehicle and chipper and ladders and climbing kit, 
etc., etc., before leaving site?

I saw a maturing ash tree here in Winchester last summer that had about 5 
small shoots showing symptoms of CDoA but otherwise appeared entirely 
“healthy.”

It was the ONLY ash I saw around here that did NOT show signs of fundamental 
infection! So I’m thinking the biosecurity horse has already bolted...

Regards,

Bill


On 31 Jan 2019, at 10:47, Mark Hudson <markhudson@xxxxxxx.plus.com> wrote:

Everything else (in the case of ash dieback) is down to practicing good
biosecurity - I guess you could argue that moving arisings from an infected
tree/site to an operators site for burning etc reduces the risk of disease
spread, as long as that site isn't in an area where there are trees which
might be affected, and adding of course general precautionary measures eg
cleaning wheel arches/vehicles between sites, keeping tools/equipment/boots
etc clean




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