The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

July 2017

Publication type:

Position statement



Tree health statement, July 2017

This position statement sets out the Trust’s stance on UK biosecurity.

It gives an overview of the problem and explores the safeguards needed to protect native species from exposure to new pests and diseases.

It concludes that it is far more practical, cost effective and beneficial to the environment to prevent an epidemic than deal with the consequences of one.

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