Promoting environmentally acceptable measures of preventing and controlling damage to Britain's trees from pests and diseases.
A major focus of our research is improving the effectiveness of the management of both native and newly established exotic problem species. Our approach is to understand the nature and reasons for the observed problems and to apply this knowledge to sustainable management of the organisms concerned.
Other key research forms an important line of defence in monitoring any changes in the health of our trees as well as providing advice on common tree disorders and how to manage them.
Research programmes are led from the Centre for Forestry and Climate Change.
Specific tree and woodland problems
* indicates a tree pest and disease alert, advisory note or information sheet.
Research programmes are led from the Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences
- Publications on protecting trees and tree health
Publications about environmentally acceptable measures of preventing and controlling damage to Britain's trees.
- Tree pest and disease alerts and advisory notes
Bulletins and handbills showing signs and symptoms of tree pests and diseases and advice on what to do if you suspect the pest or disease is present.
- Tree pest and disease posters
A selection of posters that can be downloaded as PDFs and then printed at a size to suit. These were mostly produced for the 2012 APF show and have been popular as posters to display in offices or places of work.
Related products and services
For further information contact:
Pathogens and abiotic disorders
Dr Joan Webber
Centre for Forestry and Climate Change
Alice Holt Lodge
Surrey GU10 4LH
Tel: +44 (0) 1420 22255
Fax: +44 (0) 1420 23653
Dr Hugh Evans
Forestry Commission Wales National Office
Tel: +44 (0)300 068 0079
Fax: +44 (0)300 068 030
Mammalian and rodent pests
Dr Chris Quine
Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences
Northern Research Station
Tel: +44 (0) 131 4452176
Fax: +44 (0) 131 4455124