Sweet chestnut and plane tree controls introduced

New restrictions on movement of sweet chestnut and plane come into force to protect UK tree species Tighter controls on the import of sweet chestnut and plane trees come into force today (11/11/2013) throughout England and Scotland as the latest action to guard against tree pests and diseases.

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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The Forest Skills Ltd Team

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