Early Bird Tickets Released for ICF Tree Health Conference

Early Bird Tickets Released for ICF Tree Health Conference

Early Bird Tickets Released for ICF Tree Health Conference   The Institute has announced that early bird tickets for the 2015 ICF National Conference: Tree Health, Resilience and Sustainability, have been released on general sale. The event will take place 22-23 April at The Angel Hotel, Cardiff, exploring tree health challenges currently facing UK forestry […]

EFRA Committee: Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Report

EFRA Committee: Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Report

Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Report: Too few plant health academics The Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) select committee today published its Report on Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity, announcing that there were ‘too few plant health academics’ in UK Universities and colleges.  Committee Chair, Miss Anne McIntosh said: “The UK needs its own […]

ICF Welcomes Government Control Plan for Chalara

ICF Welcomes Government Control Plan for Chalara

Media Release ICF Welcomes Government Control Plan for Chalara   Following today’s (6 December 2012) publication  of the Defra interim control plan for Chalara fraxinea, or ash dieback, Shireen Chambers FICFor, Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), commented on the plan and the crucial role that the ICF and its members are […]

Scottish Ash Rapid Response Survey Completed

Scottish Ash Rapid Response Survey Completed

Scottish Ash Rapid Response Survey Completed The Institute of Chartered Foresters can confirm that the rapid action Chalara survey carried out by Forestry Commission Scotland has now been completed. In the sample survey, which covered 80,000kmsq and lasted five days, 5 per cent of the sites investigated showed potential symptoms of the disease and will now […]

Efforts Stepped Up to Tackle Disease of Ash Trees

Efforts Stepped Up to Tackle Disease of Ash Trees

Efforts Stepped Up to Tackle Disease of Ash Trees Plant health authorities across the United Kingdom have stepped up their efforts to tackle a new disease of ash trees. Work to combat Chalara dieback of ash has been under way for some months. The Forestry Commission and the Food & Environment Research Agency (Fera) are […]

Government Considers Ban on Ash Tree Movements

Government Considers Ban on Ash Tree Movements

The United Kingdom Government is considering legislation to ban the movement of ash trees from areas where the destructive Chalara dieback disease of ash trees might be present, the Forestry Commission and the Food & Environment Research agency (Fera) announced today. The announcement follows the discovery of ash trees infected by the Chalara fraxinea fungus […]

Information on Chalara Dieback in Ash Trees

Information on Chalara Dieback in Ash Trees

Information on Chalara Dieback in Ash Trees Chalara dieback of ash trees has been found in four tree nurseries in England and at three sites which were recently planted with ash trees – at a Forestry Commission Scotland woodland west of Glasgow, at a Leicester car park, and in the grounds of a South Yorkshire […]

ICF Hosts Meeting of Major Forestry Players in Battle Against Disease Imports

ICF Hosts Meeting of Major Forestry Players in Battle Against Disease Imports

ICF Hosts Meeting of Major Forestry Players in Battle Against Disease Imports The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) recently hosted a meeting of the UK’s major forest plant buyers to discuss various voluntary measures that could be undertaken to reduce the risk of pests and diseases entering the country. This follows the current outbreak of […]