Can we save our trees?

Yes, we can

The UK is now in the grip of killer tree diseases – Ash dieback, Acute Oak Decline, Phytophthora ramorum (Larch dieback, Sudden Oak Death), Pseudomonas syringae (Bleeding Canker of the Horse Chestnut) and more.
Nearly all our major tree species are under threat and these diseases are spreading rapidly.
We have two choices.
One is to stand back and watch millions of trees die.
The other is to intervene – treating and saving as many trees as possible.
Our patented formula, CuPC33, kills the pathogens that are killing our trees. It has passed independent laboratory tests with flying colours. We are now fundraising in order to make it available to tree owners large and small.
Join the fight against tree disease.

Trees play a vital role in our environment and our economy, they are important to our health and wellbeing – but they are in grave danger. The nature and extent of the virulent non-native tree diseases now present in the UK promises a grim future for our forests, woodlands, parks and gardens. The number of diseases affecting deciduous trees has grown alarmingly in the last ten years and local outbreaks have now become national epidemics.

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Leading plant physiologist, Dr Glynn Percival, who tested CuPC33, says Ash dieback can be tackled.
‘It is a fungus and can be treated with a fungicide, as simple as that. The results for this new treatment are very positive. Although we have yet to carry out field trials, if I were a gambling man I would have no qualms saying that this product used in the right concentration will give control against Ash dieback.’ 

Daily Mail 29th May 2013

The Case for Intervention

We are now in a position in which decisive action must be taken because these pathogens cannot and will not be controlled without direct intervention. Some ‘experts’ are saying that there is nothing we can do and that the ash and other tree species are doomed. It is also being said that treatment could have negative effects – but it is difficult to imagine any more negative effect than the uncontested loss of millions of mature trees. The environmental consequences of such losses far outweigh any impact as a result of treatment.