Arborists in oak processionary moth outbreak areas reminded of removal restrictions

Arboriculturists working in the oak processionary moth outbreak areas in London are being reminded not to remove wood.

Oak processionary-moth caterpillars. Image: Forestry Commision
Oak processionary-moth caterpillars. Image: Forestry Commision

Following a meeting of the oak processionary moth outbreak management team, the Forestry Commission is reminding arborists of restrictions on oak material removal.

The restrictions apply to those pruning or felling oak trees in the Brent, Ealing, Hounslow, Richmond Upon Thames and Hammersmith & Fulham boroughs and bordering areas.

There are restrictions in place on the movement of oak material off sites in the outbreak area.

The Forestry Commission is also encouraging them to l report sightings of oak processionary larvae (caterpillars) or their nests, and to contact it for advice on plant.health@forestry.gsi.gov.uk or 0131 314
6414 before removing oak material off sites in the affected boroughs.


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