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Re: OPM Again ... in the Independent newspaper

Subject: Re: OPM Again ... in the Independent newspaper
From: Bill Kowalczyk
Date: Jul 11 2019 11:04:18
Hi Ron,

I’m going to Germany next week, North Rhine-Westphalia as it happens where it 
seems to be pretty grim.  I’ve been going every year for a while watching the 
impact of Ash dieback, but now slinging my hammock up in the Oak & Ash woods 
isn’t looking like such an attractive option! 

I’ll tell you what it’s like when I get back.

Regards,

Bill


On 9 Jul 2019, at 09:42, Howe, Ron <Ron.Howe@xxxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk> wrote:

In doing our publicity alert last week we (Sean Harrison and I) were 
criticised for being alarmist because, 'they' have been dealing with OPM in 
Europe for years. Well, I see there was a report in the Independent on 
Sunday, that Germany and Holland have declared a crisis because the pest 
has expanded so much in the last year that they have had to close schools 
and public areas until their Fire Services could clear the nests etc.

Can anybody confirm or elaborate on this?




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