Trees - Projects and Problems

How do I know if a tree is diseased?

Any sign of ill health in your tree could indicate disease. Diagnosing is extremely difficult and often requires specialist attention.

If you suspect a tree on your land is suffering from a disease then check out the Forestry Commission’s comprehensive guide to tree disease by clicking here.This tool may help you recognise the symptoms of your diseased tree and even offer advice on treatment.

If you are still struggling to find an answer then it may be worthwhile contacting an arboriculture consultant. The  Arboricultural Association keep a record of licensed tree surgeons on their website. They also provide several diagnostic service solutions that you may decide is right for diagnosing you tree.

Unfortunately the Dorset Wildlife Trust is unable to offer visits to suspected diseased trees on your property. We are, however, more than happy to take a look at any photos you take and give our opinion. Send us a photo on Twitter to @DorsetWildlife or post it on our Facebook page and we'll get back to you as soon as possible with any information and advice.

Can I get any grants for tree planting?

There are lots of schemes available to support tree planting projects across the UK. The difficulty is finding the right one that you qualify for!

If you are considering planting trees but require additional funding to realise the project fully, contact the Woodland Trust. Visit their website here for information on grants for tree planting plus advice on the right scheme for you!


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