Ash dieback

Ash Dieback is a serious disease, which the Woodland Trust has estimated will kill around 80% of ash trees around the UK. As the ash is the third most common tree in Britain, this is predicted to have a devastating effect on our woodlands nationwide.

The disease is spread via airborne spores, but the sooner it’s found, the easier it is to control and manage. Here’s where we can help – from identifying areas of infection, through managing the woodland, helping restock and working to maintain ash habitats, to expert arboricultural safety work.

If you have a project in mind, or want to speak with a member of our team - please get in touch.

Contact our team 0800 157 7707

Surveys and assessments

Our experts can carry out surveys at ground or aerial level (via climbing or drones) to confirm the presence of Ash Dieback. From individual trees to entire woodlands, we can formally identify the quantity and location of ash trees, and whether or not they’re infected.

Advice and consultancy

We offer professional advice and insights on everything connected with your ash trees – from woodland management, to thinning, felling and restocking of infected ash woodland, to marketing your timber.

Arboricultural work

Where structural failure due to Ash Dieback becomes an issue, our qualified teams can carry out expert tree surgery, tree felling and highly efficient mechanised extraction, depending on quantity and location.

Securing consent, permissions and grants

If your tree or woodland is infected, we can submit applications for consents and permissions on your behalf, including felling licences, and tree work within conservation areas. We also have extensive experience in securing Countryside Stewardship woodland tree health grants, which exists to help woodland owners restock their infected woodland.

We’ve also recently produced a detailed report looking at the likely impact of Ash Dieback Disease to the many operational sites owned by a large utility company.

To find out more about our ash dieback services, contact a member of our team today

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"Maydencroft understood exactly what we wanted to achieve from our very first meeting, and helped us come up with a suitable plan that Natural England could agree to very quickly and with very little fuss."

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