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star this property date less than 2016-02-26more like thismore than 2016-02-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Xylella more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the dangers posed to trees and shrubs by Xylella fastidiosa, and the experiences of France and Italy in tackling that disease, what steps they are taking (1) to prevent it entering this country, and (2) to deal with any incursion should it occur. more like this
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Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL6483 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
star this property answer text <p><em>Xylella fastidiosa</em> is a regulated pathogen in the EU under the Plant Health Directive, with strengthened requirements now in place in response to the risk posed by this organism. This includes measures to protect against its introduction from countries outside the EU, as well as requirements to prevent infected material being moved from areas within the EU where it is present.</p><p> </p><p><em>Xylella fastidiosa</em> is currently not present in the UK and we are taking robust action to protect against its introduction, including restricting high-risk imports, inspecting host material from outside the EU and raising awareness, through publicity and direct interaction with growers and trade associations.</p><p> </p><p>Our aim is to prevent further introductions into the EU as a whole (thereby protecting the UK) and to prevent spread from areas of the EU where it is present. This includes engaging actively with our EU partners and the European Commission on ensuring we have the best possible protective measures in place.</p><p> </p><p>Imports of host plants from outside the EU can now only take place where the pest status of the country or origin has been confirmed and when stringent import conditions have been met. All such imports are inspected at points of entry. Plant species which have been confirmed as a host in the EU must now be accompanied by a Plant Passport, meaning they can only be moved into and within the UK by officially authorised businesses. Additional requirements apply to areas where the pathogen is present to prevent the movement of potentially infected plants from such areas.</p><p> </p><p>Through our delivery bodies we are applying the EU-wide provisions as well as carrying out surveillance visits of premises growing and trading host plants. In the event of an incursion, a full investigation would take place to determine the circumstances and the actions required. Should an outbreak occur, the requirements of the EU Decision would apply, including destruction of infected and potentially infected plants and demarcation of the outbreak area with restrictions imposed in line with the Decision. We are working closely with industry bodies to raise awareness and encourage good practice.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2016-03-08T16:21:50.327Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-08T16:21:50.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-16more like thismore than 2015-01-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Urban Areas more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government which department is responsible for the planting and care of trees in the urban environment. more like this
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Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL4215 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
star this property answer text <p>No single Government department is responsible for the planting of trees in the urban environment, although Defra has general responsibility for forestry and tree health issues in England. The Government’s Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement of January 2013 recognised the social and environmental benefits of urban trees. The Government has backed this up by supporting charities and community groups to plant one million new trees through the Big Tree Plant, many in urban areas of the greatest deprivation. This is, however, only a fraction of the total number of urban trees in England, the vast majority of which will have been planted by local authorities or private landowners.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As in rural areas, the care of urban trees principally falls to the owner of the land on which they are planted, so the care of trees in our cities’ streets and public parks is generally the responsibility of the local authority. There are also numerous instances of Government bodies such as the Forestry Commission and the Animal and Plant Health Agency working closely with local authorities and landowners to address tree and plant health issues in their area. For example, the Forestry Commission has been working closely with local authorities in London on oak processionary moth.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-01-29T15:14:30.063Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-29T15:14:30.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Ivy more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to make (1) environmental organisations, and (2) tree and woodland owners, aware of the need to remove ivy to protect the crowns of trees. more like this
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Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL3696 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-13more like thismore than 2017-12-13
star this property answer text <p>The Forestry Commission has found that while ivy may be a contributory factor in the death of some declining trees, their investigations suggest this is more to do with exacerbating problems in already weakened or diseased trees than actually killing healthy ones. The majority of healthy tree species are able to tolerate the presence of ivy and there is no strong scientific evidence to suggest that ivy is harmful to trees in general. The removal of ivy is a decision for individual landowners and managers and we do not promote or encourage the removal of ivy which can itself provide valuable habitat for wildlife.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-12-13T16:34:16.817Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-13T16:34:16.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Imports more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are investigating the possibility of establishing a statutory quarantine system for all trees imported into the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL4177 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes a risk-based approach to prioritise action on plant and tree pests and pathogens to improve resilience. We have produced, working with stakeholders from across industry, Non-Governmental Organisations, and the public, a prioritised plant health risk register of 750 known pests and diseases.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>On that basis and where appropriate, we have acted to introduce movement restrictions or requirements for importers to notify incoming consignments of particular species - for example for ash, oak, plane, pine, elm and sweet chestnut.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are also funding new research to ensure that we have a robust evidence base regarding the pests and diseases that could threaten our trees and plants.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-01-26T12:10:07.337Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T12:10:07.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Imports more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps to insist on the implementation of audit trails for all trees imported into the United Kingdom to enable them to be easily traced if necessary. more like this
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Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL4178 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes a risk-based approach to prioritise action on plant and tree pests and pathogens to improve resilience. We have produced, working with stakeholders from across industry, Non-Governmental Organisations, and the public, a prioritised plant health risk register of 750 known pests and diseases.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>On that basis and where appropriate we have acted to introduce movement restrictions or requirements for importers to notify incoming consignments of particular species, for example for ash, oak, plane, sweet chestnut, pine and elm.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-01-26T11:49:21.447Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T11:49:21.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Imports more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many young trees were imported into the United Kingdom for the 2014–15 planting season; how this compares with the previous year; and what assessment they have made of the impact of such imports on the health of trees in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL368 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
star this property answer text <p>The data provided relates to forest reproductive material, the generic name for the seeds, cones, cuttings and planting stock used in forest establishment. It does not cover imports for non-forest reproductive purposes, which are monitored through the statutory notification schemes administered by the Animal and Plant Health Agency.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The data is only available in financial years and relates to imports from the EU and elsewhere. In summary, import of bareroot and container forestry plants for 2014/15 was 2,088,890 (this figure is for controlled and voluntary species). This represents a significant decrease on 2013/14.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>According to the Forest Nursery Trade, the decrease in figures is due to an increase in demand for home grown material in Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We assess the impacts of tree and plant pests and diseases using the Plant Health Risk Register, which is publicly available on the Fera website.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Where necessary, we introduce additional plant health requirements in response to threats associated with movements from other Member States.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2015-06-22T14:57:17.667Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T14:57:17.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Imports more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 23 June (HL368), how many young trees were imported for non-forest reproductive purposes, as monitored through the statutory notification schemes administered by the Animal and Plant Health Agency, in the planting seasons 2012–13, 2013–14 and 2014–15. more like this
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Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL979 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The data provided relates to all tree notifications received regarding imports under the statutory notification scheme, administered by the Animal and Plant Health Agency. This data combines the number of notifications from the start of the scheme in January 2013. These notifications cover the species elm, oak, ash, pine, plane and sweet chestnut from the dates they were added to the statutory notification scheme.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>No notifications were received for ash, as movement restrictions have been in place since 2012 due to ash dieback.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This data does not distinguish whether a tree is young or not. Notification of age is not a requirement under the scheme and is therefore not recorded.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In summary, 3548 notifications were received covering approximately 1.6 million trees.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Tree species</strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Ulmus</em></strong><strong> (Elm)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Quercus</em></strong><strong> (Oak)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Pinus</em></strong><strong> (Pine)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Plantanus</em></strong><strong> (Plane)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Castenea</em></strong><strong> (Sweet Chestnut)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Notifications</strong></p></td><td><p>77</p></td><td><p>2,371</p></td><td><p>778</p></td><td><p>188</p></td><td><p>134</p></td><td><p>3,548</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Trees</strong></p></td><td><p>8,802</p></td><td><p>1,117,696</p></td><td><p>424,948</p></td><td><p>10,983</p></td><td><p>35,158</p></td><td><p>1,597,587</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T16:11:57.847Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T16:11:57.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Imports more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many young trees were imported into the United Kingdom for the 2013–14 planting season; how this compares with the previous year; and what assessment they have made of the impact of such imports on the health of trees in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL737 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The data provided relates to forest reproductive material, the generic name for the seeds, cones, cuttings and planting stock used in forest establishment. It does not cover imports for non-forest reproductive purposes. This data is only available in financial years and relates to imports from the EU and elsewhere. In summary, 2,416,665 plants (bareroot and container) were imported into the UK in 2012/13. In 2013/14, 3,064,388 plants (bareroot and container) were imported. This is an increase of 647,723.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We assess the impacts of tree and plant pests and diseases using the Plant Health Risk register that was published recently. This is publicly available on the Fera website at: <a href="https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/phiw/riskRegister/" target="_blank">https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/phiw/riskRegister/</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Where necessary, we introduce additional plant health requirements in response to threats associated with movements from other Member States. For example, we have recently instigated measures to require notification for plane, ash, sweet chestnut, oak, elm and pine introduced into England from all other EU Member States. This information can be used to direct surveillance and eradication activities against pests and diseases affecting these species.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T14:51:54.8779683Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:51:54.8779683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Import Controls more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to an immediate and total ban on the import of (1) oak, and (2) olive, trees. more like this
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Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL17206 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>Protecting our country from pests and diseases is vital to safeguarding our environment, economy and health. Globalisation in trade and increased travel means threats to plant health are increasing, but we have a strong response in place.</p><p> </p><p>Emergency measures were introduced in England on 15<sup>th</sup> July to stop the import of mature oak trees, unless robust conditions are met, to prevent the further introduction of this pest and protect the health of oak in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>When considering prevention of the spread of <em>Xylella fastidiosa</em> to the UK, we already have strict regulations in place. However, we review the risk situation continuously and are currently considering a range of options for olive trees, including a full ban on imports.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T13:04:38.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T13:04:38.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Diseases more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, what steps they are taking to encourage the planting of homegrown stock to address concerns about the importation of tree diseases. more like this
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Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL16740 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Defra has provided support for the Woodland Trust’s nursery accreditation scheme which helps to promote UK sourced and grown planting stock and the now separate UK Grown in Britain scheme. To reduce the risk of importing tree diseases, Defra encourages a policy of safe sourcing and has been working with the Horticultural Trades Association to launch the ‘Plant Healthy’ management standard in January.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:07:47.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:07:47.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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