Help us combat Ash Dieback Disease in the Peak District National Park has launched a fundraising campaign, show your support with a donation!
Help us combat Ash Dieback Disease in the Peak District National Park
The Peak District National Park is being threatened by Ash Dieback Disease, the most significant tree disease to affect the UK since Dutch Elm Disease. Evidence suggests that it will only take about 10-15 years to see the decline and death of 90% of Ash trees in Britain.
Ash Dieback is caused by a fungus which is airborne and spreads quickly, affecting the tress from the top down. The diseases weakens the trees’ structure, making them prone to uprooting and therefore unsafe.
Sadly, there are already signs of the disease in Ash trees in the Peak District. Many of the woodlands in the White Peak are made up of around 80% Ash trees and current estimates are 6 out of 7 Ash trees will die as a result of this disease. Ash dieback is being exacerbated by a changing climate; Spring 2020 was one of the warmest and direst on record which has left trees more susceptible to disease.
This disease will result in the tragic loss of trees and is devastating for habitats and wildlife.
We need to act now to ensure the landscape and habitats in the Peak District thrive into the future.
How are we fighting back?
We will remove the diseased trees to prevent spread, plant alternative native tree species, restore woodland areas and ensure the network of paths and trails remain safe and accessible for the public.
Your donation today will help to:
- Reduce the damage caused by Ash dieback disease
- Mitigate the visual impact on this protected area
- Restore a delicate wildlife habitat
- Address environmental losses from disease and tree loss
- Ensure the safety of the general public in the Peak District