Ash Dieback

In 2012 there was news of the arrival of a new disease of ash trees in Britain, called ash dieback as an early sign is of blackened leaves dying on the tips of twigs and branches followed by black strips on twigs and small branches which then often die. The disease is now widespread and has been found in Tiddesley Wood. Read more about it on Harry Green's article which you can see here.

This does mean that several trees in the reserve must be felled for safety reasons.