TREES are being felled in Tranent and Gullane as East Lothian Council tackle ash dieback.

The fungal disease became increasingly visible across the country in 2020, including on large, mature ash trees.

Current evidence suggests that at least 50-75 per cent of Scotland’s 11 million mature ash trees may die over the next two decades.

Ash dieback has been confirmed in East Lothian and a Plant Health Order was introduced in 2012 in the UK, which prohibits all imports of ash seeds, plants and trees, as well as the movement of ash seeds, plants and trees.

East Lothian Council has confirmed that trees will be felled in both the Carlaverock area of Tranent and in Gullane’s Millennium Wood from today (Wednesday) until the end of the week.

More information about ash dieback can be found on East Lothian Council’s website.