Conkers 'could vanish' from UK within 15 years, experts warn



Two million conker trees across the country could become a thing of the past, according to leading experts.
Over the next 15 years, it is warned conker trees - a staple of the British autumn - could be wiped out due to a combination of disease - and moths.
Fears are growing that the leaf-mining moth's caterpillars could eat the tree's leaves from the inside, turning the leaves brown and forcing them to drop in the summer before the conkers have fully grown.
The moth, which was initially found in Europe back in 1985, and has since spread swiftly through the continent, may also be responsible... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 47
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