Denbighshire County Council is carrying out ash dieback management at Corwen.

Ash dieback is a disease which may eventually kill up to 90 percent of one of our most common trees, ash (fraxinus excelsior).

It is caused by a fungus, hymenoscyphus fraxineus (previously known as ‘chalara’), that originates from East Asia where it coexists with the native Ash tree species.

The disease was introduced to the UK in 2012 by an infected tree plant import and has subsequently spread rapidly through the movement of its airborne spores. It was first recorded in Denbighshire in 2016 and it is now widespread.

There is currently no known cure or method for stopping its spread.

Ash dieback management work will be carried out on Wednesday February 8 at Pen Y Pigyn Woodland, Corwen at the power line adjacent trees. During the day there may be some delays/short term disruption to footpath users.

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “This is important work to manage ash dieback in the county and we would like to thank residents for their patience while is carried out.”

As this necessary felling programme progresses, more trees of alternative species will be planted, in suitable locations to reduce the impact on the landscape and biodiversity.

For further information about ash dieback please visit Denbighshire County Council’s website on the following link: https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/environmental-health/trees-hedges-and-grass/ash-dieback/ash-dieback.aspx