Ash Dieback Disease and Tree Care

throughout Derbyshire and Cheshire

Check your trees for ash dieback disease with help from our tree experts in High Peak, Derbyshire. This fungal condition grows inside ash trees and eventually causes them to die. Qualified in inspecting for this disease, our tree care specialists provide professional advice and services throughout Derbyshire and Cheshire. Get in touch today to arrange a visit.

How Ash Dieback Disease Spreads

Ash dieback disease first emerged around 30 years ago in Europe and has devastated European ash trees. In the UK, our native ash species did not evolve with the fungus and therefore has no natural defence against it.

If your ash tree progresses to a later stage of the disease, you will need to take action to trim or fell the affected tree. Left untreated, the fungus grows over winter in leaf litter on the ground and then releases spores into the surrounding atmosphere in summer.

These spores can be transported for miles by the wind, landing on the leaves of trees and allowing the fungus to grow inside the tree, eventually blocking its water transport systems and causing it to die. The tree may fight back, but year after year, the infection will eventually kill it. You will find that young trees are more likely to die quicker than mature trees.

Signs of Ash Dieback Disease

Signs of Ash Dieback Disease

  • Lesions on the Stem

  • Browning of the Leaves

  • Early Leaf Fall

  • Retention of Seeds or “Keys” over Winter

  • Thinning Foliage in the Crown of the Tree


Tree Inspections

Current advice from the Forestry Commission is that there is nothing you can do about the disease, but it’s important to trim or fell the tree if affected. We undertake tree inspections at your property to check if your tree is infected and how far along the disease is, and recommend action to limit the spread of the disease if required.

We will always keep you informed and offer an array of options for your next steps. All members of staff have qualified from a dedicated course relating to ash dieback and we undergo regular updates to keep our services up to date.


Your Responsibilities

Trees near public places like public footpaths, roads, schools, and work areas will be a high priority due to the risk of injury to people. Businesses that have land with trees on will also need to check and inspect their ash trees to make sure they are safe. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Limiting Ash Dieback

Our tree care experts provide vital inspections and services to tackle ash dieback disease.

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