Biosecurity measures - prevent spreading problems

Taking some simple biosecurity measures can help to prevent spreading tree diseases. 

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 Guidance for practitioners

This guidance  is for anyone who works for, or carries out official duties on behalf of, the Forestry Commission. It applies equally to employees or contractors who are required to enter land on business - regardless of the land ownership or tenure. More than that, it is recommended as good working practice for use by all those working in forestry.

Biosecurity is important when working in any forest or woodland, or when entering any land or premises where there is a risk of spreading tree pests dfand diseases (for example, where timber is stored or processed). This guidance is intended primarily for rural situations but it is also relevant to urban parks and gardens.

The guidance is also available from Forestry Commission Publications in a handy fold-out pocket format for use in the field.