Example of information notice to the public regarding stem bleeding of oak

Inform the public about the condition of the oaks by putting a notice of information about the condition at various access points to the woodland.

Acute oak decline - symptoms show extensive stem bleeding

Some of the oak trees in this woodland area are suffering from a disease condition known as ‘Acute oak decline’.  A main symptom of this disease is extensive stem bleeding.  Scientists from Forest Research (the official research agency of the Forestry Commission) are investigating the causes of the problem.

For more information see www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/oakstembleeding

How can you help prevent spreading this disease?

Please help protect healthy oak trees in the following ways:

  • Avoid contact with symptomatic trees.
  • Do not touch the bleeding areas on tree stems.
  • If you have been walking in an area where there are diseased trees, clean soles of walking shoes and bicycle tyres before walking in areas where trees are not yet affected.
  • Do not remove dead wood, branches or infected bark from the wooded area.

Thank you