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OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 12

Updated Tuesday, 20th November 2012

The Saving Species team looks at Ash dieback and managing woodlands.

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Arnold aboretum Creative commons image Icon Arnold Arboretum, 18 May 2010: View through the oaks up Bussey Hill near the Explorers Garden from Beech Path / Chris Devers / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 under Creative-Commons license Managing woodlands is increasingly important for their health "Plant a tree in 73" became a national slogan and very large numbers of trees have been planted over the decades since.

Ash die back has been widely reported in many programmes, especially news, in recent weeks and in this programme Saving Species asks whether the call to plant trees and desire to create new woodlands has in any way contributed to this fungal attack on Ash trees.

The programme also asks how serious a threat diseases are to our trees.

Also in the programme, news from around the world with Saving Species's regular news reporter, Kelvin Boot, and an update on the activities of the Open University's iSpot.

Listen to Saving Species

You can listen to this episode of Saving Species on BBC Radio 4 at 11:00am on Tuesday 20 November 2012. More information and a link to listen again can be found on the Radio 4 website.

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