In recent years throughout the UK, a significant number of tree diseases and pests have been detected in forests, woodlands and parks. Within Northern Ireland these sectors are also high risk, with a number of high profile diseases already impacting on them, including ash dieback and Phytophthora ramorum.

Ash Dieback (H. fraxineus)
Ash Dieback (H. fraxineus)

While DAERA inspectors, forestry workers and commercial staff remain vigilant, the general public can play a key role in detecting and reporting new outbreaks of pests and disease in trees and woody plants within Northern Ireland.

Diseased tree

The public are encouraged to keep up to date with current threats to trees in our forests and parks and to report any trees with symptoms.



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