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Biosecurity advice for forest visitors

Tree health can have a dramatic impact on our landscapes. However, there are simple steps you can take to help limit the spread of plant diseases when you visit woodlands, parks and gardens.

Tree and plant diseases can live in mud and water.

After cycling through our green spaces, washing the mud from your bike between rides can help limit the spread of plant disease between places.

If you brush the mud and leaves from your boots between visits to different parks, gardens and woodlands you can limit the spread of plant diseases between different places.


By brushing the mud from your buggies and boots between woodland play sessions, you can limit the spread of tree disease.

Last updated: 20th April 2017

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.