The Country Land and Business Association president Harry Cotterell has warned that ash dieback is one of many diseases posing a threat to the survival of the UK's native trees.
The Government's Tree Health Action Plan is clearly not working.
Import controls need to be strengthened and the Government must react faster as tree pests and diseases are identified.
Investing in staff to help manage tree pests and diseases must be prioritised and money for research into how our trees can be made more resilient should be directed to Forest Research.
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