est eng lat
  12.09  OECD: Latvia complies with all required conditions to join
  10.09  Estonian exports rise at fastest pace in 14 months
  08.09  Demand for wood pellets set to double over next decade
  04.09  Baltic nations climb Global Competitiveness rankings
  news archive >
News archive Test Contact
  Contact us


Caterpillar which threatens UK forests set to be eradicated


Send to a friendSend to a friend     Contact us
In news which will reassure those involved in forestry investment across the UK and Europe, plans have been drawn up to eradicate a toxic caterpillar from West Berkshire following an outbreak last year.

The oak processionary moth (OPM) caterpillar, hatches in July and August and was discovered in Pangbourne. However, the Forestry Commission is to survey an extended area around the original site in March with tree spraying set to commence in April.

It's not just plants which are affected by the caterpillar however, with OPM hairs found to contain a toxic which can cause skin rashes as well as other irritations. Oak trees can also be damaged by the caterpillar.

West Berkshire councillor Pamela Bale told the BBC that a reduced cost had been negotiated for local residents of the area and said: "The objective is to eradicate it completely."

The moths were believed to be brought into the UK on trees imported from Europe for a landscape project.

Click here to find out more about Forestry Investment with us or call us on 00441668 213693


Related news:


29.01 HD Fest-Forest newsletter December 2012
05.07 KMS Baltics IPD summary document
news archive >
Local News

12.07 Who are Estonia’s highest-earning lawyers?
12.07 Source: Air Baltic told to repay illegal state aid in 9 years
12.07 PM: without government aid Vilnius would be bankrupt by autumn
12.07 Pagari 1: two thirds of apartments already sold
11.07 Latvia's euro adoption paves way for Lithuania
news archive >