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Great Britain faces an ecological crisis



Aerial photographs have been released showing how deforestation necessary to control pests and diseases is changing the country’s landscape. Thus, tens of thousands of larches will be felled due to the Phytophthora ramorum virus. According to disappointing forecasts, in some places the population of this tree will decline by three quarters.

According to these same projections, 75-95 percent of the UK ash population will be lost within 20-30 years. The cost of removing diseased trees is reported to have risen to £ 3 million in a year.

The reason for the appearance of wood pests and diseases is said to be a change in weather conditions. Scientists are also preparing for the emergence of the bacteria Xylella fastidiosa, which can cause severe stress and death in more than 150 plant species, including oak, cherry, holly and walnut. It has not yet reached the UK, but large outbreaks have occurred elsewhere in Europe.

In addition, many trees fall prey to the weather. For example, Storm Arwen swept through parts of England in late November. The National Trust plans to replace dead trees with new ones to combat further climate change, as trees are an integral part of nature.

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