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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.
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.
Confor responds to The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee new inquiry
In this feature: Plant health beyond Brexit; the impact of P ramorum on the market; importing and nurseries; plant passporting of timber and co-products
Restrictions on the movement of sweet chestnut and oak materials within Devon and Dorset are changing.
Confor has reassured members that the impact of small, isolated findings of Phytophthora ramorum on Sitka spruce are likely to be “localised and minimal”.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has launched a new virtual Centre of Expertise for Plant Health during a visit to SASA this morning.