Statutory action will be taken aginst findings. Awareness raising with industry.Survey to establish if present in the UK. Update of EU regulations and Elm to be added to statutory pre-notification scheme for imports. Research into dectection, spread and control and candidate for sentinel plants programme.
EU regulated pest of elm, present in some European countries, as well as North America, and now detected in the UK. Longer term decisions to be taken in response to surveillance findings. Awareness raising and intelligence gathering to be improved through adding elm to a statutory scheme to pre-notify imports from the EU.