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Tree pests and diseases

Trees are living ecosystems and support a diverse range of life. Some of these can cause tree health problems.

More information on specific tree pests and diseases can be found on the Forestry Commission website.

To identify a tree pest or disease see the Guide to tree pests and diseases by tree species

Of current interest in East Devon are:

You can complete the Forestry Commission's on-line Tree Alert form to report a sighting of a specific tree pest or disease. Please check the symptoms before reporting it.

Protected wildlife

A full list of wildlife protected by The Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 can be found on the Natural England  website. For further information and guidance you can also visit the following websites: