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RE: Chalara dieback of ash

Subject: RE: Chalara dieback of ash
From: Mark Hudson
Date: Jan 31 2019 10:47:28
In the interim with the migration of FC England website to gov.uk
information seems currently progressively more difficult to pin down; I went
through the motions just now, and finally ended up (redirected from gov.uk)
in a national archive, last updated July 2018

So I double checked with our local field manager (of woods......)

Basically no restrictions on movement of Ash timber within UK (thousands of
tonnes of Ash firewood still moving around)

Everything else (in the case of ash dieback) is down to practicing good
biosecurity - I guess you could argue that moving arisings from an infected
tree/site to an operators site for burning etc reduces the risk of disease
spread, as long as that site isn't in an area where there are trees which
might be affected, and adding of course general precautionary measures eg
cleaning wheel arches/vehicles between sites, keeping tools/equipment/boots
etc clean

A case I think of mental (or written) risk assessment by all of us when
we're travelling from site to site


ys

Mark
 
-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info
[mailto:uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info] On Behalf Of Bill Kowalczyk
Sent: 30 January 2019 16:37
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Chalara dieback of ash

Hey chums,

Can anyone help me clear up a slight ambiguity on the Forestry Commission
note on Chalara dieback of ash.

Under "Import and movement restrictions" it states; 

"A Plant Health Order prohibits all imports of ash seeds, plants and trees,
and all internal movement of ash seeds, plants and trees."

I understand the term "trees" refers to trees for replanting and NOT the
movement of the lop & top and timber of infected trees from gardens by
arborists to their tip sites for disposal by burning or chipping and the
conversion of timber to firewood etc., but it's not entirely clear.

Is this correct?  

Or is it expected that such material from felled trees must remain on site?

Kind regards,

Bill




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