Ash Dieback works

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Contracts have been awarded for additional works to take place on the further surveying and felling of trees around Dundee badly affected by Ash Dieback.

Ash Dieback is a wind-borne fungal disease which spreads across native ash trees. Evidence has previously suggested that the issue could lead to the decline and death of the majority of ash trees in Scotland over the next two decades.

The Council’s Environment Team have been carrying out widespread survey and tree removal work throughout Dundee to address the issue.

Previously, in August 2023, Councillors approved a procurement exercise for a supply framework for the additional surveying and removal of trees affected by Ash Dieback by external contractors across Dundee.

Climate, Environment & Biodiversity Convener Cllr Heather Anderson said: “It’s important that we continue to take the necessary steps to tackle the effects of Ash Dieback in the city.

“This additional external resource allows us to take the necessary action, to remove the trees that are in the later stages of the disease and the ongoing monitoring of ash trees within public land across Dundee.”

More information about Ash Dieback, including frequently asked questions, can be found on the Dundee City Council website.

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