These new regulations, which coincide with the start of the new planting season, mean that movements of plane trees and sweet chestnut trees in, around and out of England will need to be accompanied by official documentation confirming they are from an area free of any relevant disease. This new legislation will help keep the UK free from plane canker and chestnut blight.
In addition, the existing notification scheme for imports of certain tree species from EU member states is being extended to include pine trees.
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