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Confor has urged the forestry industry to be vigilant and react quickly after the discovery of a breeding population of the eight-toothed spruce bark beetle.
Read our new guidance on responding to ash dieback to help you manage your woodland for the future.
Legislation, which comes into force on Tuesday 21 August 2018, to protect oak trees against the imminent danger of introducing Thaumetopoea processionea (oak processionary moth-OPM) into the OPM Protected Zone through import and movement.
A new and innovative approach to tackling a pest which could save the UK forestry sector millions of pounds a year has been welcomed by Confor.
The Forestry Commission is urging industry to be vigilant for signs of ash dieback and report suspected sightings through its Tree Alert reporting system.
Steve Lee of Forest Research gives an update.
Dr Andrew Stringer, Pine Marten Project manage for Gloucestershire Wildlife trust, reports and gives advice to woodland managers.
The plant health service recently rapidly dealt with a finding of Oak Processionary Moth on imported trees thanks to observations from the trade.
News in brief, in depth and new guidance on pests and diseases.
Proposals to consult industry on new quarantine arrangements for high-risk plants are among the measures set out in a new Government’s plan to protect the UK’s trees.