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Ash dieback

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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:

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And another from Fakenham, Norfolk, collected  in1862 by William Notcutt:

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A couple good guides to Ash dieback by the Forestry Commission, and another by the Royal Horticultural Society.

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