Policy paper

Tree health management plan

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Sets out the government’s approach to tree health in England.



The tree health management plan sets out government’s approach to tree health in England which is in line with the Plant Biosecurity Strategy.

It includes updates on the management approaches to Chalara ash dieback, Phytophthora Ramorum, Phytophthora kernovia and Oak Processionary Moth. It also sets out how government and a wide range of other partners are managing new and future threats to our tree population in England.

The research synopsis is a summary of the main research on three important tree pests and diseases in the UK: Chalara (Ash dieback), Oak processionary moth and Phytophthora.