Tree health: biosecurity and plant imports – the Woodland Trust's position
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.Download PDF (5.06 MB)
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.