Plants and trees contribute £9 billion every year in social and economic value, they also keep us alive. Our aim is to mitigate and minimise the impact of pests and diseases and improve the capacity of our trees to adapt to changing pressures. In this post, we outline how we plan to do this.
Ciska Howarth is the project support officer in the Tree Health Team at Defra.
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