Oak Processionary Moth FAQ
FAQ – Oak processionary moth interceptions and
strengthened national measures July 2019 CURRENT SITUATION What is the current situation? The government’s Plant Health
Service is dealing with findings of oak processionary moth caterpillars on recently imported oak trees. A...
Asian hornet sightings
An Asian hornet sighting was confirmed near Christchurch on 1 October and
two nests were subsequently destroyed. The hornet is a threat to honey bees and
pollinating insects and
sightings should be reported. Earlier confirmed sightings occurred south-west of Ashford in ...
What are the regulations for working at height?
WORKING AT HEIGHT REGULATIONS 2005 Introduction After some well publicised delays, the Work at Height Regulations 2005 came into force on 6 April 2005. They implement the European Temporary Work at Height Directive (2001/45/EEC) , and
are intended to reduce deaths an...
Verbal abuse, Trolling on Social Media and Defamation: Legal Pointers
If anyone posts or says something that makes you feel uncomfortable or which upsets you or makes you angry, report it: Every social media platform (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.) has a reporting section that you should use for any abuse received online. There are var...
Watering young trees in dry weather
Newly-planted trees need to be watered regularly over the summer months if they are going to become established and
thrive. If you have a tree outside your house, or one that you pass on your daily walk, then you can help . Requirements vary depending on a number of facto...
Biosecurity Awareness Video Series
Following the success of our 2017 Conference, ‘ Biosecurity: Protect & Survive ’, where His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales provided the opening address, the Association is releasing a series of videos featuring prominent figures highlighting the importance of various as...
Atypical Myopathy Joint Position Statement
Arboricultural Association and
British Horse Society joint policy statement on: Felling of Sycamore trees in relation to Atypical Myopathy : A statement for arborists and
horse owners Introduction It has been proven that trees provide us with many benefits and
have a sign...
A brief guide to tree work terminology and definitions
WHAT’S IN A WORD? Tree pruning may be necessary to maintain a tree in a safe condition, to remove dead branches, to promote growth, to regulate size and
shape or to improve the quality of flowers, fruit or timber. Improper pruning can lead to trees becoming unsightly, dise...
i-Tree Eco What is i-Tree Eco? i-Tree is a suite of open source, peer-reviewed and
continuously improved software tools developed by the USDA Forest Service and
collaborators to help urban foresters and
planners assess and
manage urban tree populations and