Pests & Diseases
We have compiled a list of recent issues - a helpful list of advice from guidance leaflets and links to other sites on what to look for, avoid or report. (Files are downloadable .PDFs - Help with files and downloads can be found here.)
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Ash dieback fungal disease, which has infected some 90% of the species in Denmark, is threatening to devastate Britain's 80m ash population. Symptoms of the disease can be visible on leaves, shoots and branches of affected trees. Click on the pictures below to download the leaflets.
Download the Interim Chalara (Ash Die Back) Control Plan, kindly provided by The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The Forestry Commission have created an app for identifying diseased trees - you can download the free app to your smartphone or tablet from the links below.
For the BBC Ash dieback: Spotter's guide and maps click here.
The Oak Processionary Moth (Thaumetopoea processionea), a native of mainland Europe, is breeding on oak trees in Brent, Ealing, Hounslow,Richmond upon Thames and Hammersmith & Fulham Boroughs. Its caterpillars feed on oak leaves and produce silken nests on the trunks and branches of affected trees.
Files are downloadable .PDFs - Help with files and downloads can be found here.
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