Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust fears ash tree import ban is too late

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The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust has welcomed a ban on the import of ash trees but fears it may be too late to stop the ash dieback disease from spreading.

Most of the trust’s woodland nature reserves are noted as oak/ash woodlands. A diverse range of insects and lichens are found on living ash trees.

A spokesman said the loss of ash trees would “fundamentally change the character of our woodlands and landscape”.