Forest Research plans health days

Forest Research is planning another programme of Tree & Forest Health Days around Britain in 2012 following seven similar events in autumn 2011.

Forest research events aim to raise awareness of tree pests and diseases such as Phytophthora lateralis - image: HW
Forest research events aim to raise awareness of tree pests and diseases such as Phytophthora lateralis - image: HW

More than 400 practitioners from the forestry and land-use sectors, as well as people from other related organisations across Scotland and England, attended the 2011 events.

The Forest Health Days aimed to raise awareness of new and existing pest and disease threats to plant health, as well as threats just over the horizon. There were also sessions on how to look for changes in trees and how to report these effectively.

Topics covered included Phytophthora ramorum, P.lateralis, red band needle blight, pine lappet moth and great spruce bark beetle.  

See www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/events




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