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Pesticide resources and information

These web pages provide an introduction into the regulation of pesticides in the UK, the role of the Forestry Commission, further guidance and useful sources of information:

The role of the Forestry Commission

The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Britain's forests and woodlands.

Government policy for sustainable management of forests is set out in the UK Forestry Standard.  The standard requires pesticide use to be minimised according to the specific needs of the site and where other options are not available or uneconomic.

The Forestry Commission also provides guidance and information to forest managers on pesticide use and pesticide reduction in woodlands, based on the latest research evidence.