Tree health

Details of threats to the wellbeing of our trees.

With a dramatic increase in recent introductions of new pests and diseases into the UK, it is clear that our trees are facing unprecedented threats.

When managing a changing population of living organisms it is essential to be aware of these current and potential threats so that action may be taken if necessary. Some of the main concerns affecting our tree population, along with guidance of what to do if you spot occurrences, are detailed here.

If you would like any further information regarding pests and diseases affecting trees contact The Forestry Commission.