Ash dieback in Wexford, Ireland


Ash Dieback in Wexford | 2023

Ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) was first identified in the UK and Ireland in 2012. Since then it has spread through the range of ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and is having a profound impact on ash-dominated woodlands and individual trees outside woods. This gallery captures a series of roadside scenes taken in late-summer sunlight. We see a range of ages and various stages of decline. There is a sadness in the poor state of these trees and the change their inevitable demise will bring to this rural landscape. The location is south County Wexford, where the effect of onshore Atlantic winds has shaped many of the trees.
Date of images: 03-05 September 2023 | Photos: Digital | Equipment: Sony SLT-A77V.

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