The threat from introduced pests and diseases to our trees, forests and woodlands has never been greater. Reduce the risk of further contamination and spreading of harmful insects, bacterial and fungal organisms by employing good bio security measures. The Forestry Commission provide guidance on Bio security and preventing the introduction and spread of harmful organisms - pests, pathogens or invasive species. For general guidance DEFRA’s publication Tree Management Plan (April 2014) give further information.
The Plant Health (Forestry) Order 1993 regulations prevent the spread of pests and diseases of trees, particularly forests. The Forestry Commission Plant Health Service provide further advice.
Dutch Elm Disease
Please select the appropriate council below for local information.
Diagnosing tree diseases or damage
The Forestry Commission runs the Tree Health Diagnostic and Advisory Service which charges a fee for their service, diagnosing the cause of damage to trees and shrubs.