Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce

The Taskforce was set up to review domestic and international risks presented from new and emerging tree and plant pathogens.

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The Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce was convened by Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser in November 2012 at the request of Defra’s Secretary of State. The Taskforce is an independent, multi-disciplinary group of members of the academic community. Its remit was to provide advice on the current threats to tree health and plant biosecurity in the UK and make recommendations about how those threats could be mitigated.

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