Environmental change is impacting Britain’s trees and forests with increasing frequency and severity, caused by human influences and/or natural ecological processes. Somerset owner William Theed replanted with different conifer species when Japanese larch in his woodland was the first in the UK attacked by Phytophthora ramorum. Photo Gabriel Hemery. An important national survey
Today I watched a horse chestnut leaf miner moth, Cameraria ohridella, laying her eggs on the fresh young leaves of a horse chestnut tree. Here’s a short film that I captured. The tiny larvae will hatch in about three weeks and start to feed on the tree’s resources. First the
Horse chestnut trees are looking worse for wear due to a leaf miner pest. Take part in a European survey by ‘adopting’ a tree near you and recording the presence or absence of the pest.
Some important management implications for forest workers working in areas affected by OPM. Latest thinking on the pest and possible impacts for the UK tree and forestry sectors.
The Oak Processionary Moth is a serious pest, not only for oak trees but also for human health …
Trees in the UK are facing significant threats on two major fronts. The warming climate is making new territories habitable for unwanted pests and pathogens; while our insatiable appetite for the newest or cheapest plants and woody materials, imported via global trade, is making the situation ever worse. Global trade