Statutory action against findings
A disease complex involving an ambrosia beetle and fungus (Neocosmospora euwallaceae), native to Asia but now present in a number of other countries. Hosts potentially at risk in the UK include English oak and other broad leaved tree species. Climate is likely to be a limiting factor regarding establishment. Watching brief needed for any pest spread into areas with cooler climates. Regulation is being considered to help mitigate the risks to the UK.