Ash dieback confirmed across the UK this week.
We have several specimens of Ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior) in the herbarium at the Manchester Museum. Above, a boxed ash leaf, twig, seeds and timber (no collector or date, was probably used for a gallery display or education).
Below, a herbarium sheet of Ash collected in Levenshulme, a area of Manchester, in 1863 by Charles Bailey:
And another from Fakenham, Norfolk, collected in1862 by William Notcutt: