Friday 2nd March, 2012
Autumn surveys to commence next week:
As part of the response plan this survey will include all 10 infected premises and all chestnut trees within a 1km zone of these. Full hygiene protocol will be used by the trained and experienced staff.
Note that surveys will not proceed in wet weather as this presents a biosecurity risk. It is expected to take 4 weeks to complete.
There have been a steady number of calls regarding permits to move chestnuts. The current situation is this; the only properties who require a permit are infected ones.
All other properties who have been surveyed in the spring round and found to be clear do not require a permit.
This does not apply to plant material. Anyone wanting to move plant material should contact DPI Ovens.
Queries: Brendan Ralph (03) 5731 1207