Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce Publish Final report

Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce Publish Final report

Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce Publish Final report In the last few years, several new or previously unrecognised pests and pathogens have emerged as significant risks to the UK’s plants, including trees in woodlands, commercial forests and in the urban environment. Given this background, Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser established an independent, expert Taskforce […]

Defra Say Focus Now on Slowing Spread of Chalara Rather than Eradicating

Defra Say Focus Now on Slowing Spread of Chalara Rather than Eradicating

Defra – update to Interim Chalara Control Plan Chalara Can’t be Stoppped  – Focus now on Reducing the Rate of Spread Chalara Ash tree dieback is caused by the Chalara fraxinea fungus. It has already affected a high proportion of ash trees in Northern Europe. It was discovered for the first time in Great Britain […]

ICF Welcomes Government’s Willingness to Embrace Independent Panel on Forestry’s Vision

ICF Welcomes Government’s Willingness to Embrace Independent Panel on Forestry’s Vision

 Defra have announced the Government’s formal response to the Independent Panel on Forestry’s report, published in July 2012. ICF Welcomes Government’s Willingness to Embrace Independent Panel on Forestry’s Vision  Commenting on the Government’s Forestry Policy Statement published by Defra on Thursday 31 January, Shireen Chambers FICFor, Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), […]

Defra Announce Government’s Response to Independent Panel on Forestry Report

Defra Announce Government’s Response to Independent Panel on Forestry Report

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson today announced a new public body will be established to protect forests for future generations: Defra Announce Government’s Response to Independent Panel on Forestry’s Report This new, independent public body will hold in trust the nation’s publicly-owned forests and, alongside the continuing work of the Forestry Commission, this new body will […]

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 […]