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Confor has renewed its call to the forestry industry to do everything possible to prevent the spread of a pest which has caused extensive damage to forests across Europe.
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.
As ash dieback becomes more visible in the landscape it moves from a forestry or arboricultural problem, to one which has the potential to impact on all landowners and indeed anyone who uses woodland for recreational purposes or the public highway network to travel.
Chris Hardy of Maelor Forest Nurseries gives a nursery perspective.
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.