One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A serious fungal disease of the European ash, characterized by the progressive death of the tree's branches.
- ‘The threat of ash dieback is mitigated by the vigour with which new trees regenerate in the British climate.’
- ‘The first outbreak of ash dieback has been confirmed in Northern Ireland.’
- ‘It has emerged that 100,000 ash trees have already been burnt to stop the spread of ash dieback.’
- ‘Earlier this week industry, conservation groups and scientists met for a summit on how to deal with ash dieback.’
- ‘Ash dieback may have arrived in Britain after spores were blown on the wind from continental Europe.’
- ‘The number of woodland sites where ash dieback has been detected has doubled.’
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