What’s up with oak?

Seminar on oak and the pests and diseases attacking it

30th September 2008, 10am - 3pm

What was the event?

Recently, oak has been in the limelight with alarming media coverage about Sudden Oak Death and the Oak Processionary Moth. But how accurate are these reports and what does the future hold for our oaks? 

This focused seminar highlighted some of the disorders suffered by oak and described some of the emerging pests and diseases that are being seen on woodland and urban oak trees.  The day included a “hands on” session in the woods to look at the general health of oak and discuss the pests and diseases that can attack it.

Oak processionary moth - single specimen on branch Bleeding oak - Hampshire

Who was the event suitable for?

Any individual or organisation that owns and/or manages oak trees and oak woodlands in the UK.

Where did the event take place?

Dean Management Training Centre
Prosper Lane
Forest of Dean
GL16 7JY


For further information please contact:

Dr Hugh Williams
Forest Research
Alice Holt Lodge
Surrey GU10 4LH

Tel: 01420 22255
Email: hugh.williams@forestry.gsi.gov.uk