Tree peril

PUBLISHED: 11:39 21 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:31 06 May 2010

SIR, — Does anyone know what is happening to some of our horse chestnut trees? The leaves are shrivelling up and turning brown. I travelled from St. Albans to Wiltshire last week and saw dying leaves on many of the trees along the way. I also saw the same

SIR, - Does anyone know what is happening to some of our horse chestnut trees? The leaves are shrivelling up and turning brown.

I travelled from St. Albans to Wiltshire last week and saw dying leaves on many of the trees along the way. I also saw the same in Harpenden. I would hate to think we were going to lose them as we lost the elms with Dutch elm disease. Perhaps one of your readers knows?

GLENYS STONEBANKS,

Colney Heath Lane, St Albans.

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