Threats to Devon’s trees
Ash dieback is a disease affecting ash trees in our countryside and towns. It threatens to wipe out over 90% of Britain’s native ash species and is likely to cause safety issues that need to be managed by landowners in highrisk areas.
Loss of ash trees, woodland, and hedgerow species could have a major impact on the wildlife and character of Devon’s countryside. The project is urgent. Ash dieback is happening now, and the pace of its impacts on Devon’s Treescapes is accelerating.
Saving Devon’s Treescapes is led by Devon Wildlife Trust on behalf of the Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum and is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, as well as other funders. Click here to download a presentation introducing the project.
The project will be Devon wide, but will focus on 5 priority landscapes – one of these is Neroche, in the Blackdown Hills near Broadhembury Parish.