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. 

Further information and specific guidance notes can be found on the Devon County Council ash dieback webpage  and Devon Local Nature Partnership (DLNP) webpage 

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: