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Tree infected with Dutch Elm Disease felled in Eastbourne

Yesterday afternoon (23 January) tree surgeons removed a tree infected with Dutch Elm Disease, from outside the Eastbourne Heritage centre and opposite the popular local food and ice cream parlour “Favaloso”.

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A second tree is under review at this time by East Sussex County Council, who are responsible for the management of Dutch elm disease in East Sussex.

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Since its arrival in 1971 Dutch elm disease has killed millions of elm trees in the UK. In 1973 a control zone was established to limit the spread of the disease in East Sussex and the surrounding area.

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According to East Sussex County Council, Sussex now contains the only population of mature English elms in the world.

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