Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 16:26 GMT on Tuesday, 13th November 2012.
Council release emergency statement on the health of the local authority’s Ash tree population

NORTH Lanarkshire Council have released an update on the local situation with regards to the health of North Lanarkshire’s Ash tree population as ash dieback disease is confirmed at 14 sites across Scotland.

“There are no suspected or confirmed infected woodlands within North Lanarkshire Councils ownership,” a statement on the North Lanarkshire Council’s website reads.

“The situation is being monitored and we continue to comply with Forestry Commission guidance.

“The risk of visitors spreading the disease is very small and our woodlands are open to visitors as per Forestry Commission recommendations.

“We do ask that if anyone is visiting a wood, they do not remove any ash leaves. If they need help in identifying ash trees they should visit www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-5nlcmt. 

The statement adds: “We would recommend that if residents have any concerns, they should visit the Forestry Commission website for up-to-date information - www.forestry.gov.uk/website/forestry.nsf/byunique/infd-8zklv5 or call them on 0131 314 6156.”

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