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Using Chemicals in the Forest

The aim of this booklet is to help Forestry Commission staff become less reliant on pesticides and to find other options where possible. Inevitably, some chemicals need to be used however this booklet will help staff choose the most appropriate option. The booklet covers many important issues including:

  • reviewing a reduction strategy
  • recording actions
  • weeding choices in the forest
  • controlling pests and diseases
  • storing chemicals
  • disposing of chemicals