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Forestry Commission Plant Health Order comes into effect 27 Oct 2021





Please help to prevent the spread of yet another plant health threat which has the potential to further damage our woodlands and forests.


If you are a home / land owner and you have tree felling, pruning, chipping planned OR if you buy firewood for home use OR you are interested / involved in woodlands and forests - please ensure you (and your contractor) are aware of the following Forestry Commission Plant Health Order which comes into effect 27 October 2021.


This order prohibits the movement any relevant susceptible material out of, or within, the demarcated area specified in this notice, unless authorised in writing by an inspector.

What is prohibited?


(a) the following material that has originated within the demarcated area –

(i) any wood of the genus Tsuga, Pseudotsuga, Pinus and Notholithocarpus, other than in the form of wood packaging material or dunnage;


(ii) any isolated bark of the genus Tsuga, Pseudotsuga, Pinus and Notholithocarpus;


(iii) any trees of the genus Tsuga, Pseudotsuga, Pinus and Notholithocarpus, including felled or fallen trees, fruit, seeds, leaves or foliage.


(b) any plants for planting of the genus Tsuga, Pseudotsuga, Pinus and Notholithocarpus that has originated or is currently residing within the demarcated area.


The specific detail is fully laid out in the link below for anyone that wants to read the source document.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/phytophthora-pluvialis?fbclid=IwAR3lNk6XtlL3uEsVjCPXq_KOWL1hp5R60y7GPIzwA3lBRSfd9xn9rV9decw#symptoms


Please help to prevent the spread of yet another plant health threat which has the potential to further damage our woodlands and forests.