In 2017, I took this photograph of a beautiful ash tree, which for obvious reasons I titled ‘I Love Ash.’

I Love Ash by Gabriel Hemery
I Love Ash 2017 by Gabriel Hemery

Just two years later, I returned to see how the trees was faring, and I was saddened to see how quickly it was succumbing to ash dieback.

I took the most recent picture just a couple of weeks ago (mid July 2019). It is displaying classic signs of early stage crown thinning, due to ash dieback.

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