Forestry Post-Brexit: Session 2

4 November 2020

Future of Plant Health

Confor is partnering with ICF, Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Government and Scottish Forestry to bring you three webinars that aim to continue the dialogue between governments, forestry professionals and forestry businesses to ensure the sector can work together more effectively when the transition period ends and changes need to be implemented.

This session will focus on:

  • The changes to the plant health regime that businesses and individuals need to be aware of especially with Phytosanitary checks
  • If there are opportunities for Government help to support businesses with the changes due to Brexit
  • What the impacts are for forestry as a result of the new plant health regime


14:00 – Welcome & Introduction – Nicola Spence (Chief Plant Health Officer, Defra)

14:10 – Forest Reproductive Materials, Phytosanitary Certificates & Plant Passports – John Morgan (Head of Plant Health, Forestry Commission)

14:30 – Impact on the Nursery Sector – Harry Frew (Cheviot Trees)

14:50 – New Plant Health Requirements (inc. used forestry and agricultural machinery) – John Morgan (Head of Plant Health, Forestry Commission)

15:00 – Q&A Panel Discussion – Martin Williams (Welsh Chief Plant Health Officer, Welsh Government), Jim Dewar (Head of Tree Health, Scottish Forestry), John Morgan (Head of Plant Health, Forestry Commission), Harry Frew (Cheviot Trees)

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