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The Conker canker codswallop story

by | 13th, September 2012

CONKERS are running out! Every year we get the same story. The Conker Help Enabling Environmental Safety EuRope (CHEESER) issues a dire warning each season, usually just before theĀ World Conker Championships kicks off in October. Other than Mac Clifford, the WCC are the next best media manipulators in the business:

2008: “Millions of conker trees face being wiped out by deadly new disease” – Mail

2009: “Gardeners are to use garlic to fight bleeding canker, the tree disease that threatens to wipe out Britain’s horse chestnuts” – Guardian

2010: “Scientists are one step closer to curing a deadly disease that threatens to wipe out conker trees in Britain” – Telegraph

2011: “The conker canker: disease fells avenue of horse chestnuts” – Indy

2012: “Conker fights could soon be a thing of the past due to deadly bacteria” – Metro

Are we running out of conkers? Whose pulling our strings..?


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