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Ipswich: Town’s first case of ash dieback is discovered at Orwell Country Park

16:10 15 November 2012

The first case of ash dieback has been discovered in Ipswich, it's been confirmed

The first case of ash dieback has been discovered in Ipswich, it's been confirmed


THE first cases of ash dieback have today been discovered in Ipswich, the borough council has confirmed.

Two saplings were found to be suffering from the deadly disease during a routine inspection at Bridge Wood, Orwell Country Park.

Ipswich Borough Council destroyed the saplings to help prevent the disease from spreading.

The Forestry Commission have been informed.

Andy Whalley, the council’s tree expert, said: “We have more than 600 individual specimens on our land and perhaps another 13,500 in woodland groups and these are the first diseased ash we have discovered.

“Sadly, it is inevitable there will be more and this is why we will play our part in trying to reduce the rate of spread of the disease.”

The discovery came as it was revealed Suffolk was on the frontline of the disease’s onslaught.

Nearly a quarter of the UK’s confirmed cases are in Suffolk.

To report a suspected case telephone 01420 23000 or e-mail

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  • I think you should include a big map of East Anglia in the EADT and then as new outbreaks are found we can stick pins in the appropriate sites, This will be terribly exciting, especially if you report the spread tree by tree. Instructions about what we should do to combat this disease might be included , Or you could give it a rest, the disease will spread of it's own volition and there's nothing we can do about it.

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