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DEFA: Tree disease isn't being ‘proactively’ managed 

Minister confirms more money is needed to tackle issue

Tree disease on the Isle of Man can't be 'proactively' managed due to budget and personnel restraints.

The environment, food and agriculture minister has described Ash Dieback as a 'huge issue'.

There are a significant number of diseased trees on the Island which need addressing.

Clare Barber says there needs to be a long-term plan but has confirmed additional money will be needed:

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