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Official publication: Plant health

Import Inspection Fees for Wood, Wood Products and Bark (5th edition)

This Guide explains which imports of wood, wood products and bark are subject to chargeable import inspection, how much the fees are, and how they may be paid. A credit application...

Official publication: Plant health

Importing firewood (3rd edition)

Plant Health controls apply to a wide range of wood products, including firewood. These controls are in place to prevent the spread of pests and pathogens that would be ecologically...

Official publication: Plant health

Importing wood, wood products and bark: Requirements for landing controlled material into Great Britain from non-EU countries (4th edition)

This Plant Health Guide sets out the requirements for landing controlled material from non-EU countries into Great Britain. It lists controlled genera and species and highlights the import regulations that...

Official publication: Plant health

Pine pitch canker - Pest Alert

Pine pitch canker, also known as pitch or pitch pine canker, is a serious canker disease of pines and Douglas fir caused by the fungus Fusarium circinatum. The disease affects...

Official publication: Plant health

Pine processionary moth - Pest Alert

Pine processionary moth is a serious pest of pine trees in southern Europe. The moth larvae (caterpillars) feed on pine needles and defoliate trees, which reduces tree growth and timber...

Official publication: Plant health

Chestnut blight - Pest Alert

Chestnut blight is a serious disease of chestnut trees caused by the fungus Cryphonectria parasitica. The fungus does little damage to host trees in its native range in Asia, but...

Official publication: Plant health

Importing woodchip

Plant Health controls apply to a wide range of wood products, including woodchip. These controls are in place to prevent the spread of pests and pathogens that would be ecologically...

Official publication: Plant health

Export certification

Pests and diseases can be carried on plants and trees, seeds, wood and wood products including wooden packaging material and isolated bark. They may also be carried on vehicles and...

Official publication: Plant health

Minum facilities at ports

This revised Guide sets out the obligations which apply to port authorities and others responsible for the points of entry in Great Britain where controlled wood, wood products or other...

Official publication: Plant health

Plane wilt (canker stain disease) Pest Alert

Plane wilt, also known as canker stain disease, is a serious disorder of plane trees, which are important amenity trees in the parks and avenues of many European cities. The...