Green Fingers I Wish

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Trees face killer disease threat

Thousands of conker trees on streets in Nottinghamshire may have to be cut down if they are found to be infected by a deadly disease.

Experts are monitoring the horse chestnuts for bleeding canker, a disease which has already appeared in trees in parts of the county.

The fungus eats around the bark and can kill the trees, leaving them in a dangerous condition.

Signs of infection include brown leaves and fewer conkers.

It costs about £1,000 to remove and replace each tree.


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