Forest Health Days

What were the events?

This seminar provided the opportunity for you to hear the latest information on the new (and sometimes old) pests and diseases threatening our trees and forests. Speakers will explained the current situation in Scotland, ongoing monitoring work, biosecurity requirements, and there was a site visit to view pest and disease issues in the field.

Thursday 19 September 2013

Duns, Berwickshire
Overview and Scottish context Hugh Clayden, Forestry Commission Scotland
Current pathology threats to tree species in Scotland- Including Chalara Dieback of Ash, Phytophthora (affecting larch and other species) and DNB in pine - Dr Steven Hendry, Forest Research.
Tree health monitoring- The basics of what to look for as indicators of when things may be going wrong as a result of pests or disease; how to monitor these; how to report them and to whom - Dr Steven Hendry, Forest Research.
Insect pests of trees in Scotland: the auld and the new – including Great
spruce bark beetle, Green spruce aphid & Oak processionary moth - Dr Roger
Moore, Forest Research
GB overview and biosecurity measures – what does it mean for you –
Nick Mainprize, FC Plant Health 

Thursday 3 October 2013

Old Meldrum, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
Overview and Scottish context Hugh Clayden, Forestry Commission Scotland
Update on Chalara Dieback of Ash, Phytophthora sb and DNB in pine, Anna Brown, Forest Research
Tree health monitoring, Anna Brown, Forest Research
Insect pests of trees in Scotland: the auld and the new – including Great
spruce bark beetle, Green spruce aphid & Oak processionary moth - Dr Roger
Moore, Forest Research
GB overview and biosecurity measures – what does it mean for you –
Nick Mainprize, FC Plant Health 

Tuesday 29 October

Stirling
Overview and Scottish context Hugh Clayden, Forestry Commission Scotland
Current Threaths in Scotland, Dr. Sarah Green, Forest Research
Tree Health monitoring, Dr. Sarah Green, Forest Research
Insect pests of trees in Scotland: the auld and the new – including Great
spruce bark beetle, Green spruce aphid & Oak processionary moth - Dr Roger
Moore, Forest Research
GB overview and biosecurity measures – what does it mean for you –
Nick Mainprize, FC Plant Health