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A new body, Natural Resources Wales has taken over the functions previously carried out by Forestry Commission Wales.
For a limited period some of Natural Resources Wales online services will continue to be provided on this website.

Tree health

Part of our mission is to protect trees, woodlands and forests from damaging influences and we work with partners across Great Britain to control the threat from plant pests and diseases.

With the recent increase in findings of new pests and diseases, Britain's trees are facing unprecedented threats - see the links below for information on pests and pathogens and the work of our Plant Health Service.

LATEST INFORMATION: Chalara dieback of ash

Chalara dieback of ash is an aggressive fungal disease of ash trees which causes crown death and wilting and dieback of branches. 

It has been identified at a number of sites in Britain during 2012 and extensive surveys are underway to establish the extent of the outbreak.

For more information on Chalara

Reporting suspected cases of Chalara

If you think you have spotted the disease, please check the symptoms video and pictorial guide on the Forestry Commission GB website before reporting it to the Chalara helpline: 08458 33 55 77 (open 8am - 6pm every day)  or email plant.health@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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What's of interest

Forestry Commission Wales Chalara website with latest information for forestry sector

UK helpline for reporting symptoms of Chalara: 08458 33 55 77 (open 8am - 6pm every day)

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