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Citrus Longhorn Beetle - Trade

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Published on Sep 1, 2011

The Citrus longhorn beetle (Anoplophora chinensis), is a new threat with the potential to cause severe damage to a wide range of UK broadleaved trees and shrubs. Because it is not established it is classed as a quarantine pest for the European Union and is therefore subject to official controls. The natural range of the beetle includes China, Japan and other countries in South East Asia.

A group of organisations - Fera, Forestry Commission, National Trust, Woodland Trust, Horticultural Trades' Association and others have combined their efforts to produce two versions, one for a general audience and one aimed at the horticultural trade, of a film designed to provide information and background on why the beetle is a problem, how to identify it, symptoms to look out for, and most importantly what to do if you suspect you may have found either the pest or signs of its presence.

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