Although one of our most populous native trees, as mentioned on our seedling ash page, the disease that has killed 90% of the ash in Denmark and which has infected a huge proportion of the ash trees in 21 European countries is present in the UK. In a somewhat belated attempt to stop the spread of ash die back, the Government has forbidden the importation of all ash varieties grown abroad including but not limited to Fraxinus excelsior, Fraxinus angustifolia, Fraxinus americana and Fraxinus ornus. There is now also a ban on the transport of any live ash inside the UK. The effect of these measures is that the sale of all ash trees (irrespective of size, variety or origin) in the UK is no longer possible and will remain impossible for the foreseeable future. We are therefore no longer selling any form of Ash (Fraxinus) until further notice.
If you would like to learn more about Ash die back, read a comprehensive Q&A, see photographs of its various symptoms or watch a video of the fungus releasing spores you can find these on our blog.