The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

August 2014

Publication type:

Position statement



Tree pest and diseases position statement, August 2014

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.

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