Reducing year-to-year variability in the commercial demand for trees from UK nurseries would help lower the risk of importing exotic pests and diseases, according to newly published paper by researchers from Rothamsted Research and the University of Cambridge.
New changes made last week to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which underpins local planning decisions, means this now gives ancient trees and woods the highest possible protection from development.
The prolonged warm dry weather over most of the UK this summer increases the likelihood of "summer branch drop" (SBD) from mature trees, a leading arboricultural consultant has warned.
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Control strategies mainly focus on larval stages.
Import controls and nursery inspections are crucial tools for keeping stock healthy and enabling sales.
With action difficult and labour intensive, accurate identification of this root disease is key to tackling infection.
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