Plant & Tree Health

There are many plant and tree pests and diseases which, if they were to become established in Northern Ireland, could cause serious damage to our agricultural and horticultural crops, forestry, and natural environment.

Agri-food Inspection Branch implements statutory controls in relation to Plant Health.
This includes:
  • Surveys for a range of quarantine pests and diseases
  • Implementing controls in relation to findings / outbreaks of quarantine plant pests/diseases
  • Ensuring compliance with controls on the movement of regulated plants within the EU.
  • Inspection of regulated plants and plant products from outside the EU landed in Northern Ireland.
  • Inspection and plant health certification of exports of plant material to countries outside the EU
Forest Service implements statutory plant health controls in relation to wood and bark.
Forestry Minister Michelle O’Neill MLA has welcomed the Review of Plant Health and Tree Disease from the Assembly’s Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) Committee.
~ Monday, 9 September 2013

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