Statutory action will be taken in response to any finding. The pest will be considered for the sentinal plants project.
Wood boring beetle pest with a preference for red oaks, present in the Southern US and Northern Mexico. The risk rating has been applied on a precautionary basis, to reflect uncertainties about any potential risk to white oaks, native in the UK. Mitigations in place on imports of oak trees and wood from North America. Watching brief on the situation in North America will help determine if native UK white oaks likely to be at risk.