22 September 2011
What was the event?
Seminar where Forest Research scientists provided an update on the latest information about tree insect pests and diseases. Representatives from Forestry Commission Plant Health and Forestry Commission Scotland also attend.ed
In the morning, the 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 opportunity to cover any specific concerns. The sessions included an overview of current threats from both pests and disease and those that may be just over the horizon. The afternoon site visit was to a nearby forest to discuss specific issues including bio security procedures.
Seminar flyer (PDF-154K)
- Overview and context (PDF-2011K)
- Forest health - pests and diseases (PDF-1484K)
- Insect pests of trees in Scotland: the auld, the new and potential pests (PDF-6839K)
- Current pathology threats to tree species in Scotland (PDF-2773K)
- Tree health monitoring (PDF-1866K)
- Useful website links (PDF-101K)
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?
The Galley of Lorne Inn
By Oban & Lochgilphead
Argyll, PA31 8QN
For further information please contact Evelyn Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0131 445 6916