Tree pests and diseases – the Woodland Trust’s position
This position statement sets out the Trust’s stance on dealing with pests and diseases new to the UK.
These have increased dramatically in recent years and pose a severe threat to the survival, health and ecological functioning of trees and woodland and the species they support.
The statement gives an overview of the problem and the Trust’s plans for managing the threats.Download PDF (470 KB)
Where do our trees come from?
With increasing numbers of tree pests and diseases in the UK, it's important we have confidence in the trees we plant. Find out more about how our trees are sourced and grown.
Tree guards: our research into plastic-free alternatives
We've announced a bold new pledge in the war on waste: no more single-use plastic tree guards on our land from the end of 2021. The commitment puts us at the forefront of the movement to eradicate plastic from planting schemes UK-wide, and we are funding research to find viable alternatives.