Ash dieback has reached our shores and could wipe out as much as 90 per cent of our nation's 80 million ash trees.
After oak and birch, ash is our third most common tree. Its loss would devastate our landscape and have a huge impact on our precious UK wildlife.
We are determined to do all we can to minimise its impact and ensure no other non-native tree diseases can be imported into the country.
To take action now against the threat of tree disease, we have launched a 3-point plan of action: