Trees face huge challenges
With more new pests and diseases reaching our shores tackling pests and diseases is now an urgent priorityLearn about the threats
Also known as Dothistroma needle blight, this disease affects conifers, most commonly pine, with Corsican, lodgepole and our native Scots pine all affected. It causes loss of needles, which year after year weakens or eventually kills the tree.
If you think you’ve spotted this disease please inform the Forestry Commission using the Tree Alert reporting tool. Three good-quality digital photographs are required to aid identification.
For more information visit the Forestry Commission.