In order to practice simple biosecurity measures each day to help limit the spread of tree pests and diseases, it is helpful to have a biosecurity kit in your vehicle as you go about your work.
At a recent seminar hosted by Barcham Trees, focusing on canker stain of plane trees, Lucio Montecchio - Professor of forest & ornamental tree pathology at the University of Padua (Italy) who has studied this subject for almost 30 years - commented:
“The spread of the fungus in Europe is mainly through infected sawdust and pruning tools. The lack of disinfection of tools after pruning infected trees is the main infection pathway across long distances, due to the long term viability of the fungus in sawdust residues on chainsaws. The disease is effectively spread by uninformed contractors involved in infected plane pruning and their infected chainsaws”
Our BioSecurity kits contain everything you need packed into a holdall. Cleankill & Propellar disinfectants (recommended by the Forestry Commission) and pressure sprayers are also available for use with the kits.