The Woodland Trust says Britain's landscape could change forever if the growing threat of Acute Oak Decline continues to proliferate in our woodlands.
The Woodland Trust also says that a lack of government funds may result in the bacterial disease doing more to change the British landscape than Dutch Elm Disease did in the 1970s.
Acute Oak Decline causes mature trees to bleed through its bark - similar to bleeding canker - leading to die-back and then death...all within five years.
With fifty-five confirmed cases of the disease in the East of England, Southern England and the Midlands, forestry managers are concerned that without necessary research in how the diseases spreads, the problem could become a catastrophe.
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