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Updated 10th May 2019

Keeping our woodlands healthy

Tree health can have a dramatic impact on our cherished landscapes. Tree diseases can live in the mud, leaves and water we find on our boots.

We can all help limit the spread of tree diseases from site to site by taking some simple steps:

  • Arrive at forests, parks and gardens with clean bikes, boots and buggies.
  • At the end of a visit, stamp and poke the mud and leaves from your bikes, boots and buggies before you leave the site.
  • Rinse and clean pond dipping equipment between different locations, making sure that you don’t transfer pond or river water from site to site.

By following these simple guidelines, we can help keep our forests vibrant and healthy for generations to come.

Biosecurity in the forest