The 11-point action plan is divided into three sections:

  • Chalara outbreak;
  • Prevention and control of pests/disease;
  • Growing and managing woodland to reduce risk.

Among the actions that Confor is calling for from the various governments in the UK are:

  • A fast-track decision-making system that allows for immediate controls on imports to be put in place when new outbreaks are detected.
  • To work with the forest industry and tree nurseries to develop a plan for growing potentially all trees in the UK.
  • To establish, urgently, the spread of ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea).
  • To ensure sufficient resources are put in place through 2013 budgets to deal with the current outbreaks and to promote more management of the UK’s forests and woodlands.
  • Confor’s action plan is at www.confor.org.uk/NewsAndEvents/Listings.aspx?pid=29&id=1351

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