Petrakia liobae is a disease threatening Beech trees in central Europe. Know what to look out for and how to report suspected findings.
In the UK, the value that our plants and trees provide to society each year is estimated at £9bn. In reality, plants are priceless. They clean our air, provide 80% of the food we eat and are known to help …
Our trees are under threat from an ever-increasing number of damaging pests and diseases. We aren’t helpless to stop this, but we need to start taking action now. These actions can be summed up with one word – biosecurity. Good …
Alistair Yeomans, Scheme Manager for the Plant Healthy Certification Scheme, writes about the aims of the scheme to help protect from pests and diseases.
Barnaby Wylder, Tree Health Officer in the Plant Health Forestry Team, writes about the importance of his role to the protection of trees in the UK.
Sir William Worsley, Chair of the Forestry Commission, looks at how our work has continued through the coronavirus outbreak and what the next steps are.
Stephen Hodsman from the Aboricultural Association, writes a guest blog on the Virtual ARB show 2020 which takes place on Friday 15 May.
Woodland Resilience Officer Rob Coventry on his role in the Forestry Commission and how it's necessary to deal with the threats of Ash Dieback.
2020 marks the International Year of Plant Health. Over the next few months we will be showcasing the work of our Tree Health team, find out why in this blog post.
Forestry Commission is on a mission to protect trees, woods and forests from the threat of pests and diseases. This infographic summarises the key facts around our trees and keeping them healthy and how you can help.