Tree experts hear of diseases latest

By Harriet Ernstsons Friday 09 May 2014 Updated: 09/05 11:34

Latest News

Buy photos » Mick Biddle and Barnaby Wylder from Forestry Commision England, Tiffany Prescott from the Aboricultural Association, Emily Fensom from Forestry Commision England with Gavin Boyes and Kath Manning from Redditch Borough Council. Picture by Marcus Mingins. 1914003MMR

TREE experts travelled from as far away as Oxford to hear from Government advisors about stopping the spread of dangerous diseases.

The Midlands had been set to miss out on national advice sessions being run, until Redditch Borough Council decided to host an extra event in the Town Hall last Thursday (May 1).

Attended by more than 60 people, the event covered how to prevent, spot and manage diseases such as ash dieback, acute oak decline and chestnut blight.

They were also told about a new campaign - the Woodland Trust’s Observatree - aimed at enabling members of the public to recognise and report tree problems.

Guy Revans, head of environmental services, said: “We are delighted the national agencies accepted our offer to come to Redditch. As a result, all our tree officers and tree surgeons are now armed with the latest information and advice as they go about looking after our woodlands.”

Share This

Popular »

1 Former MP Hal Miller dies

2 Harry Styles born in Redditch - confirmed

3 Mums plea for readers help with dream trip

4 Super slimmers shed 14st

5 Will you be joining Alex Hospital Rally?

More news »

Burglars ransack dead pensioner's home

BURGLARS targeted the home of an Astwood Bank

Models can appear with TOWIE star

A CHANCE to appear alongside reality television star

Teenager dies in collision with Redditch driver

A REDDITCH driver has been involved in a

Sexual abuse case at Bright Eyes nursery dropped

THE INVESTIGATION into the sexual abuse of young

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Two arrested after dramatic chainsaw raid in Bromsgrove

A BROMSGROVE couple were arrested after a dramatic chainsaw raid ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
More houses needed to make Core Strategy sound

MORE homes than originally planned will need to be built ...

Evesham Observer
Booze ban proposed for Workman Gardens

DRINKING alcohol in a popular Evesham park could be banned ...