On the 27th of December I went for a walk in the woods near my grandparents house. My brother and dad were looking for sticks and twigs to whittle (dead ones, no live wood!), but I just wandered around the familiar paths. Noticed some trees with green spraypaint marks on their bark, like the black spot for pirates. A sign on the gate said that an oak disease had left trees with 'bleeding lesions', so they were having to cut down about fifty dead trees. Here are two trees on death row.