More Tree and Forest Health Days planned for 2012

We are planning another programme of Forest Health Days around Britain in 2012 following the success of seven such events in the Autumn of 2011.

News from Forest Research: February 2012

Attendees at a Forest Health Day event

More than 400 practitioners from the forestry and land-use sectors, as well as people from other related organisations across Scotland and England, attended the 2011 series of Tree and Forest Health Days. The events aimed to raise awareness of new, existing and future pest and disease threats to plant health. There were also sessions on methods of looking for changes in trees and ways to report these effectively.

Topics covered included:

  • Phytophthora ramorum
  • Phytophthora lateralis
  • Dothistroma needle blight (red band needle blight)
  • Pine tree lappet moth (Dendrolimus pini)
  • Great spruce bark beetle (Dendroctonus micans)
  • and others.

One manager who attended a Forest Health Day commented:

“Forest Research provided a huge amount of information presented in an easily digestible way, and it was great to meet the scientific experts face to face.”

Details of the 2012 programme will be posted on our events pages. Meanwhile anyone with an interest may also subscribe to receive free event email updates by writing to fr.events@forestry.gsi.gov.uk .

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This and other news stories can be found in the Winter 2011/2012 issue of FR News, our online newsletter.