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Memorial ashes. Deep rooted, reaching 120 feet or more, the ashes provide summer's dappled shade, and are hospitable universes to insects, birds, and flowers.

Will you find it as grim as we do that the ash tree, the great and marvellous tree of Nordic legend, is likely to die all over Britain, partly due to the EU?

It has emerged that British officials began raising concerns four years ago about the fungus being brought to the UK in imported trees. At a meeting in 2008 of the European Commission’s standing committee for plant health, Roddie Burgess, who was then the Forestry Commission’s head of plant health and the Government’s representative on the committee, “pleaded” for a discussion on the fungus.

The same year, forestry industry leaders at the Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor) wrote to UK officials to ask for a ban on ash tree imports. They were told action could not be taken over fears restrictions would breach Britain’s obligations on trade.

Britain is always "pleading" with the EU. It is sickening.

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