From 1 July 2023 the Biosecure Procurement Requirement has extended to three additonal funds. Here we look at why that's important.
Our recent survey of 2,000 people, led by Forest Research and OnePoll, looks at people's experiences of the countryside and green spaces in England. It explores their understanding of pests and diseases and ways to limit the spread.
Barnaby Wylder is our Plant Health Forestry Lead in the North West of England. In this blog he reflects upon ten years of handling ash dieback cases, and what the future might hold for our ash trees.
It is not always possible to see tree pests and diseases and they spread easily in soil or organic material carried on footwear, clothing, and bike tyres. Some tree diseases need water to disperse, so the risk of these being spread increases when conditions are wet.
Discover the important work our Plant Health Forestry team carries out at the borders to prevent tree pests and diseases from entering the country.
The oak lace bug is a tree pest that feeds on oak leaves. It’s not known to be in the UK, but it’s vital that we keep an eye out for it to protect our oak trees. Our Biosecurity Officer, Freddy Toft, explains more.