Urgent action to control spread of larch disease

Urgent action to control spread of larch disease The body that looks after the environment in Wales is taking urgent action after surveys showed that a disease which kills larch trees is spreading. The disease, caused by the fungus-like pathogen Phytophthora ramorum, was first discovered in Wales in the Afan Valley three years ago and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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