England Plant Health Update
2 March 2017
2 March 2017
The Prince of Wales backs plans to sterilise Grey Squirrels
Confor, a founding signatory of the UK Squirrel Accord, attended a reception at Clarence House at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales to move forward a Government-backed programme to sterilise grey squirrels.
Sweet chestnut movement ban comes into force
Following findings of sweet chestnut blight in parts of Devon, UK plant health authorities have introduced a prohibition on the movement of sweet chestnut and oak material within three 5km zones in the county.
Free ash dieback workshop in Yorkshire
The Living Ash Project www.livingashproject.org.uk is holding a free workshop to Grassington Town Hall, Yorkshire on 8th June.
Forest Research News
New Observatree guide on Emerald ash borer for citizen scientists
A new guide on Emerald ash borer has been published, adding to the growing selection of training materials available for volunteers. The Observatree project, led by Forest Research, aims to provide an early warning system for tree health by enabling volunteers to help spot new pest and disease threats to UK trees.
Evaluating the risk of new pests
FR is leading a new project looking at the risks and possible impacts of emerald ash border and bronze birch borer if they arrive in the UK. This multi-partner EUPHRESCO project aims to reduce the likelihood of their entry and establishment and put contingency plans in place should this happen.