Forestry Commission figures released today reveal that more than half (64 per cent) of the 100,000-plus woodlands across southern England were likely to have been affected by the St Jude storm in some way but very few woodlands should suffer long term damage.
The Forestry Commission is reassuring the public that unusually large quantities of clumps of seeds hanging on ash trees this autumn do not mean the trees have Chalara ash dieback disease.
Recruiting: The new Chairman will lead the Forestry Commission through a period of potentially unprecedented reform.
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