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Help prevent spreading problems

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

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Guidance for practitioners

Guidance  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. 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 and diseases (eg, where timber is stored or processed).

The guidance is intended primarily for rural situations but it is also relevant to urban parks and gardens.

Advice to forest visitors and workers

If you use or work in forests and woodland you can help prevent the spread of disease. Two posters help explain:

In the countryside - for countryside visitors. Anyone may use it in places such as points of entry into public access areas.

Working in the forest - for those who work in woodland or forests. For use in appropriate places, such as offices.

Last updated: 15th June 2016