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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Stringent inspection and controls of imported trees into the UK...

Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus ~ Chalara fraxinea...
Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus ~ Chalara fraxinea [anamorphic stage] on Fraxinus excelsior (ash canker or ash dieback; Eschensterben oder Eschentriebsterben) (48°07' N 16°27' E) (Photo credit: HermannFalkner/sokol)
Exotic tree imports must be accompanied by paperwork indicating the species of trees in transit, their origin and destination. This information was previously not required due to EU rules governing free trade within the single market.

The action was ordered by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs after the discovery of ash dieback disease, Chalara fraxinea. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said: ‘I want to make sure we can quickly trace and destroy diseased trees regardless of where they come from.


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At January 20, 2013 at 7:18 AM , Anonymous snowbird said...

It's a real worry isn't it?
There seems to be one disease after another coming in.xxxxx

At January 20, 2013 at 11:09 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Have completed the post. The authorities in any country have to be very careful of bringing in exotic flora.


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