Tel: 01425 651470

BTC/115/2016 - According to Barrell...Quarantine needed to defend London plane trees. Horticulture Week Opinion (April 2016)

Plane wilt is a vascular disorder similar to Dutch elm disease and just as deadly, evidenced by its devastating impact in France.  Just one short boat trip away and a London without plane trees will be the reality, not some remote scenario way down the list of national priorities.  It only needs one infected tree to escalate prevention into a full-scale control firefight that we are unlikely to win.  Somewhat surprising then that a daily stream of lorries from continental Europe is delivering hundreds of trees directly into UK landscapes with no credible regulation against this lethal threat. 

PDF Download