The British landscape has been traditionally characterised by oak trees. Mighty and majestic, they are a symbol of British history and culture.
The oak was once king of the ancient forests that covered the country.
Now a sinister threat to the existence of native oaks has made an appearance and it is spreading.
Acute Oak Decline (AOD) has been compared to Dutch elm disease and can lead to the death of an infected tree within three to five years.
We're looking at a disease that has the potential to change our landscape even more than Dutch elm disease Peter Goodwin, Woodland Heritage
The new disease is worrying conservationists and landowners such as the National Trust.
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