Clearing trees from the new plantations and the areas affected by Ash Die-back has brought spring sunlight to the woodland floor for the first time in years.

All sorts of plants, previously dormant, have leapt into the light. Here is one of them: ransoms or wild garlic (Allium ursinum) photographed by Ian Bushell this morning.

Conservation status – Least concern on the IUCN Red List

More wildflowers.

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  1. Will all ash trees succumb to ash die back eventually? I ask as there is a huge old Ash tree in my next door neighbour’s garden that overhangs my garden. I should hate to loose it.

  2. It is fairly widespread but only the young trees are being felled. Mature ash can live for a long time after the initial infection and an old tree is important habitat. I have read somewhere that some trees are resistant so there may be hope.

  3. That’s good to know. I’ve seen Tawny Owls roosting in this Ash tree during the day.

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