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Latest information from around the sector on all issues relating to plant health
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”.
01 Feb 2018
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has launched a new virtual Centre of Expertise for Plant Health during a visit to SASA this morning.
25 Jan 2018
Imports of high-risk plants and firewood must be brought to an end within five years, to safeguard the health of UK forests, according to a new report by Confor.
24 Jan 2018
Protecting our trees and plants, whether productive crops or designated habitats, from imported pests and diseases, will require concerted and co-ordinated action from all parties: governments, landowners and managers, and nurseries.
08 Dec 2017
Forest Research scientists Ana Perez-Sierra and Joan Webber, with Animal and Plant Health Agency inspectors Edward Birchall and Lucy Carson-Taylor, provide an update on this emerging risk to plants and trees across Europe.
04 Dec 2017
News in brief, in depth and new guidance on pests and diseases.