News and blog News stories [29.11.18] Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum This guidance note explains how ash trees benefit the people, wildlife and environment of Devon, and why ash trees are a major component of Devon’s 'natural capital'. Ash trees enrich our lives in many ways, and bring many benefits to society (`public goods’). This note also presents the limited evidence available on the financial value of these services. If we lose most of our ash trees and don’t replace them with other trees with similar capabilities, what will be the cost now and in the future? Download the full Advice note by clicking on page.1 below - the leaflet outlines how ash trees benefit Devon's people, our economy and our environment.