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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...

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  • Pests and diseases
Official publication: Plant health

Xylella fastidiosa - Pest Alert

Xylella fastidiosa is a disease causing bacterium that affects a wide range of important woody plants and broadleaved trees. It invades the xylem vessels that transport water throughout plants and...

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  • Pests and diseases
Official publication: Plant health

Phytophthora austrocedrae - Pest Alert

Phytophthora austrocedrae is an aggressive, fungal-like pathogen that poses a serious threat to juniper trees in Britain. Juniper is an important native species and a significant proportion of the small...

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  • Pests and diseases
Official publication: Plant health

Elm yellows - Pest Alert

Elm yellows is a disease of elm trees caused by a type of bacterium known as a phytoplasma. Symptoms of the disease can range from yellowing of leaves to dieback...

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  • Pests and diseases
Official publication: Plant health

Phytophthora lateralis - Pest Alert

Phytophthora lateralis is an aggressive, fungallike pathogen of Lawson cypress trees. It mainly attacks the roots of trees and can spread up through the trunk resulting in the rapid decline...

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  • Pests and diseases
Official publication: Plant health

Ash dieback disease - Pest Alert

Ash dieback is a disease of ash trees caused by a fungus called Chalara fraxinea. The disease causes leaf loss and crown dieback in affected trees and it may lead...

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  • Pests and diseases
Official publication: Plant health

Asian longhorn beetle - Pest Alert

The Asian longhorn beetle, a native to China and southeast Asia, is an invasive pest of trees in Britain. The larvae of the beetle feed on the wood of a...

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  • Pests and diseases
Official publication: Plant health

Biosecurity - good working practice for those involved in forestry

The Forestry Commission has produced guidance on biosecurity measures and good working practice for the forestry sector. This guidance is for anyone who works for, or carries out official duties...

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  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: Plant health

The United Kingdom Wood Packaging Material Marking Programme

This leaflet sets out the obligations of manufacturers, repairers, recyclers and others involved in the wood packaging material sector under the United Kingdom Wood Packaging Material Marking Programme.

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  • Tree breeding
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
Official publication: Plant health

Pine-tree lappet moth - Pest Alert

The pine-tree lappet moth has caused severe defoliation of Scots pine trees on many occasions in Eastern Europe. An initial assessment of the potential impact of the moth in Britain...

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  • Pests and diseases