What Would You Say is the Greatest Threat to the Survival of Our Trees?
Deforestation? Climate change? How about pests and diseases?
Many of us don’t really think about our strong trees getting sick or infested, but pests and diseases are some of the biggest dangers to the future survival of some of our beloved tree species, from the mighty oak to the ancient ash. Insect pests and diseases are the second strongest drivers of biodiversity loss in native ecosystems – and the bad news is introductions of significant pests are on the rise.
That’s why it’s important that your public garden understands the potential impacts and how to prepare.