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Simon Ellis: Ash tree disease 'out of control'

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A plant nursery in Lincolnshire is suing the government for the way it has handled the Ash tree dieback disease.

Crowders Nurseries in Horncastle say they have had to destroy 50,000 Ash trees and the 200,000 other trees they have, which have no disease, will be too big to sell when the ban on movement is lifted.

Simon Ellis, managing director at the nursery, told Today presenter Sarah Montague: "If the government had listened to us over ash dieback disease in 2009, we wouldn't have this situation.

"This is our harvest time and they have cut off our income stream… what other action can we take?"


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