I searched and did not find any posts about this problem. It seems that there is a fungus that is killing ash trees in the UK. Bummer. It sounds eerily like the emerald ash borers on this side of the pond. http://www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2012/nov/11/ash-dieback-teacher-resources-round-up Are any of our UK members seeing problems with ash die back?