The Tree Health Pilot tests different ways of slowing the spread of tree pests and diseases as well as building the resilience of trees across England. In this post, I’ll update you on the work to improve the Pilot’s ash dieback grant offer. Changes have been made to eligibility, guidance and the application process.
Joe is a policy adviser in the Tree Health team, within the Future Farming and Countryside Programme.
The team is responsible for developing grants that support land managers in dealing with tree health issues across the treescape.
The Tree Health Pilot is a 3-year scheme which tests different ways of slowing the spread of tree pests and diseases as well as building the resilience of trees across England. Using what we’ve learned so far from testing and feedback, we’ve made a number of improvements to better support land managers to deal with tree pests and diseases. In this post, I’d like to share a short summary of pilot and the changes we’ve made to the scheme.
The Tree Health Pilot has been live for 8 months. In this post, we share what we've learned so far and include an invitation to owners of sweet chestnut trees and oak trees.
Trees give us oxygen. They store carbon. They help the soil and provide a habitat for wildlife. For these reasons and many more, protecting them from pests and diseases is important. With tree and woodland managers, we are designing a new range of grants as part of a future Tree Health scheme. I'll share more in this post.
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