Ash dieback is widely accepted as being untreatable and could see the demise of over 140 million ash trees in the next decade. Since it was discovered in England in 2012 it has spread rapidly, decimating ash trees in English woodland.
Ash is the most common tree in the Kent Downs. It shapes our landscapes across fields and hedgerow, woodlands and city streets.
With it’s light weight versatility ash was the main wood used in early car manufacturing. It formed the frame of early models of the iconic Routemaster bus, Jaguar car and the “Wooden Wonder” Mosquito planes.
Ash trees have been part of our cultural landscape for centuries. While intrinsic to our everyday lives, the ash tree often goes unnoticed.