What you need to know about forest pests and disease
29 September 2010 - Argyle
What was the event?
The presentations and site visits were largely delivered by Forest Research pathologist (Sarah Green) and entomologist (Roger Moore) with local input as appropriate. A representative from Forestry Commission Plant Health also attended.
Morning sessions covered the basics of what to look for as indicators of when things may be going wrong as a result of pests or disease, how to monitor these, how to report them and to whom, and then any specific concerns. The sessions included an overview of current threats and those that may be just over the horizon. Afternoon site visits were targeted at specific issues.
Flier and programme (PDF-68K)
- Introduction (PDF-606K)
- Biosecurity (PDF-2084K)
Ian Murgatroyd (Forestry Commission Plant Health)
- Current pathology threats to tree species in Scotland (PDF-2405K)
- Insect pests of trees in Scotland the auld and the new (PDF-5495K)
- Tree health monitoring (PDF-1374K)
- Useful web links (PDF-65K)
Other Forest Health Days in Scotland in 2010:
Who was the event suitable for?
Forestry Managers and anyone with a responsibility for trees in our countryside (e.g. farmers, local authorities etc).
Where did the event take place?
Benmore Botanic Garden
For further information please contact:
Northern Research Station
Tel: 0131 445 6916