The spread of the Chalara virus amongst ash trees is now reported at 52 sites across the UK, ranging from Bournemouth to Edinburgh. In order to try to reduce risk of further spreading the Forestry Commission has made the following suggestions:
.Do not remove any plant material (firewood, sticks, leaves or cuttings) from the woodland.
Where possible, before leaving the woodland, clean soil mud and leaves from footwear, bicycle wheels and tyres.
Before visiting other countrside sites, garden centres and nurseries thoroughly wash footwear, bicycle wheel and tyres.
A bit late, really, but better than never. This implies that we should restrict our trips to just one woodland area per ride- or carry a bucket of water and a brush?