Guide Trees and Hedgerows Information

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2. Tree pests, diseases and protected wildlife

Tree pests and diseases

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

Of current interest in East Devon are:

To identify a tree pest or disease see the Government's Guide to tree pests and diseases by tree species To report a sighting, please complete the Forestry Research on-line Tree Alert Please ensure you check the symptoms before reporting it. 

Further information and guidance on specific tree pests and diseases can be found on the following websites:

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: