Sweet Chestnut Blight - restrictions lifted

Following the outbreak in Devon in December 2016, a prohibition was imposed on the movement of oak and sweet chestnut material, including plants, logs, bark, branches, foliage and firewood out of, or within, 6 zones. 5 of these zones were in Devon and 1 in Dorset.
The prohibitions in all 6 zones were lifted on Tuesday 27 March 2018.
Zones concerned:
1. Starcross/Kenton (South Devon)
2. Near Georgeham (North Devon)
3. Willand near Cullompton (Mid Devon)
4. Over Compton (Between Yeovil and Sherborne, Dorset)
5 - Lifton and St Giles on the Heath (Devon)
6 - Nr Bratton Clovelly ( Devon)

Local woodland and business owners and managers who need further information about the lifting of the movement prohibition may contact the Forestry Commission’s South-West England Area office by email southwest.fce@forestry.gsi.gov.uk or by telephone on 0300 067 4960.
The horticulture trade, garden centres and householders should contact the PHSI on 01904 405138 or planthealth.info@apha.gsi.gov.uk.