What can you do?
Look for pests and diseases in your area.
serious threats to our native trees particularly Oak, Ash and
Identify and report pests and diseases, so that
they can be monitored in order to prevent the spread and plan
for the future.
Commission- Look at the website for detailed information.
to look for on Oak?
to look for on Ash?
to look for on Horse Chestnut?
Record your findings through OPAL
(The Open Air Laboratories network).
Your information will be used to study the condition of the nation's
trees and the distribution of tree pests and diseases and in due
course you will be able to see your results and the results submitted
by others displayed on their interactive online map. You can do
this by completing their survey.
the form or contact Vicky
Roscoe who will send them to you.
MOST UNWANTED Pests and Diseases
There are other pests and diseases that are either not yet present
in the UK or they are not widespread but the Forestry Commission
MUST be alerted immediately if you find them so that the necessary
action can be taken to control them.
are the most unwanted pests and diseases to look out for?
Who to contact
If you find a tree which is showing obvious signs of Chalara Ash Dieback
infection, please contact the Defra helpline 08459 335577 to report it or use the tree alert form on the Forestry Commission website
If you believe you have a case of any of these diseases, please report it to the Forestry Commission Plant Health Team with photos if possible and postcode location.
In either case please contact Vicky
Roscoe as well, so that she is aware of what is happening in Wiltshire.
Are the trees in your area being properly looked after?
Look at the current examples of 'What has been done'
in Wiltshire. If there are similar problems near you, get in touch to coordinate action.