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New measures have come into effect to safeguard the UK, and its forestry and horticulture industries, from a range of pests and diseases, including Xylella fastidiosa and exotic beetles which can kill ash trees.
On Tuesday 31st March Defra introduced legislation which implements new measures for Xylella, as well as new measures for emerald ash borer, canker stain of plane and elm yellows.
As part of International Year of Plant Health, Forestry Commission has launched a new campaign - #HealthyTrees.
The new plant passporting arrangements will come into effect on 14 December 2019. Do you need to register?
Until the UK receives satisfactory evidence of compliance with the required standard, any imports of oak trees subject to the strengthened UK legislation from this area will not be permitted.
By Ian Murgatroyd, EU Exit Plant Health Regulations Lead, and
Dr John Morgan, head of plant health, Forestry Commission England.
Andrew Heald revisits Confor's Plant Health action plan and considers the Ips Typgraphus outbreak in Europe.
By Ian Murgatroyd, EU exit plant health regulations lead, and Dr John Morgan, head of plant health, Forestry Commission England.
Confor has welcomed strengthened measures on the import of oak into England that are to be introduced to protect trees from the threat of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM).
Kay Haw from the UK Squirrel Accord talks about the fluffy challenge as part of our series The Forestry Century.