Forestry faces a ‘lost generation’ of farmers due to ash wipeout

Wilting foliage and stem lesions are two of the signs of the dreaded chalara fraxinea, otherwise known as ‘Ash Dieback’.

Growing anger at inaction on impact of ash dieback disease which could cost growers over €1 billion Wilting foliage and stem lesions are two of the signs of the dreaded chalara fraxinea, otherwise known as ‘Ash Dieback’. A generation of farmers could be lost to forestry as a result of the treatment of plantation owners […]

There will come a point when we won’t have any ash left in Ireland

Wipeout: Tony Garahy with one of the dead ash trees with ash dieback on his plantation at Lough Boora Farm, Leabeg, Co. Offaly. Photo: Alf Harvey

As ash dieback continues to wipe out ash plantations all over the country, forestry growers are demanding a more co-ordinated response on mitigation and compensation measures Wipeout: Tony Garahy with one of the dead ash trees on his plantation at Lough Boora Farm, Leabeg, Co. Offaly. Photo: Alf Harvey A day is coming when ash […]