Press Releases

Volunteers identify more than 500 cases of tree disease in one year

More than 500 positive identifications of tree disease have been made by volunteers trained through the Observatree tree health monitoring project since it launched one year ago. More than 1,500 site visits have also been made by the volunteers so far across the UK… read more

Landmark global conference to discuss prevention of spread of tree pests and diseases

 Over 150 experts from across the world will descend on the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on February 23/24 for a fully-subscribed conference to discuss tree and plant health early warning systems in an attempt to further improve our ability to prevent and detect new outbreaks of pests and diseases…read more

People power to help tackle tree disease

Citizen science and new technology are being combined in the fight against tree disease1 as part of Observatree, a new project launched this spring aiming to help protect the UK’s trees, woods and forests from harmful pests and diseases – existing or new… read more