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14 Aug 2018
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.
13 Aug 2018
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.
08 Aug 2018
The Forestry Commission is urging industry to be vigilant for signs of ash dieback and report suspected sightings through its Tree Alert reporting system.
02 Jul 2018
The plant health service recently rapidly dealt with a finding of Oak Processionary Moth on imported trees thanks to observations from the trade.
28 Jun 2018
News in brief, in depth and new guidance on pests and diseases.
25 May 2018
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.
13 Apr 2018
Confor responds to The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee new inquiry
05 Apr 2018
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
28 Mar 2018
Restrictions on the movement of sweet chestnut and oak materials within Devon and Dorset are changing.
19 Mar 2018
Confor has reassured members that the impact of small, isolated findings of Phytophthora ramorum on Sitka spruce are likely to be “localised and minimal”.