Plant Biosecurity: Oak Processionary Moth Issue

In response to recent interceptions of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) (Thaumetopoea processionea) on larger imported oak trees, new import and movement controls are being put in place to protect against the imminent danger of introducing this pest into the UK OPM Protected Zone. The OPM Protected Zone consists of all areas of the UK outwith London and surrounding areas, where OPM is already established. The new measures will be in effect in England from Tuesday 21 August 2018 and are … Read full story

Official Launch of Observatree Project

        Dear colleague,   We are delighted to announce the official launch of the Observatree project today.   More than 200 UK-wide Observatree volunteers have been trained as citizen scientists and we encourage everyone to be more observant and report possible signs of tree pests and diseases. Read the full story in our media release.   You can help us establish our UK tree health early warning system by:   • Looking out for signs and symptoms … Read full story