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WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR CONKERS?

A report in the Evening Post, 19th Sept. tells us that a team of researchers say the the horse chestnut is under attack by the leaf miner bug.

It feeds by “mining” inside the leaves causing them to go brown in mid or late summer.

The report states that this leaf miner does not kill trees but there is serious bleeding canker disease that does.

Let’s hope that it does not spoil the environment and our childhood game of “conkers”.

Should we report this problem, if seen, to the Tree officer in the City and County of Swansea.

There is one on Newton Road near the Underhill Park which looks  like it has a lot of  brown

leaves, but is this just the Autumn period of leaves turning brown?