Play your part in saving trees

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SCIENTISTS are urging people to get outdoors and examine the health of the trees in their gardens, local parks or woodlands.

There is six weeks to go in the important tree survey by Opal, which helps scientists protect trees from pests such as chalara dieback of ash and oak processionary moth and helps prevent diseases from other countries becoming established.

The survey is best carried out when leaves are still on the trees and signs of pests and diseases are easier to spot. Go to